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Botanical Name: Allium sativum

Garlic plants growing in a plantation.

The garlic plant is one of about 700 species of the Allium (onion) genus.

It's a perennial with a single stem and green, long, narrow and flat leaves.

The flowers are green-white to pink, arranged in an umbel at the top of the stem.

The bulb is encased in a papery white or pink skin.

It's composed of 10-12 bulblets, also known as cloves.

All parts of the garlic plant have a very strong and distinctive taste.

Garlic is widely used for medicinal and culinary purposes all over the world. It enhances the flavours of most meats, seafoods, and vegetables.

It mixes well with most kitchen herbs, and is an essential ingredient in many vinegar recipes. Also used to flavour schnapps, vodka and liqueurs.

Garlic contains iron and vitamins, and is mildly antibiotic. Used in acne treatments and in various dietary supplements and herbal remedies.


Liqueur making based on the schnapps recipes here on my site is easy. Just add a simple sugar syrup to your schnapps and store it for a while.
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You can create your very own and unique schnapps and liqueur blends by blending different alcohol infusions.
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If for some reason you are not satisfied with your schnapps, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours. 
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