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Linden Schnapps

Linden schnapps - based on fresh flower buds from the small-leaved linden tree - has a fresh, fruity taste with notes of green apples and gooseberry. It's a highly aromatic schnapps with a wonderful aroma. Very good as aperitif or after-dinner drink.

Normally a flavoured schnapps should be enjoyed at room temperature, but with linden schnapps you can enjoy it lightly chilled, 8-10°C (46-50°F).

Serve with light foods, desserts, cakes, cheese and cheesecakes.

Or try to add one or two drops to a glass of neutral white wine or dry sparkling wine. Wonderful on a warm summer day or before a meal.

You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Linden schnapps blends very well with...

Recipe

Use fresh flower buds from the small-leaved linden tree.

Pick them just before bloom, but wait till you clearly sense the wonderful fragrance from the tree.

Direction:

  • If wet - dry the flower buds in the shadow on a piece of paper towel.

  • Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Fill the jar with flower buds.

  • Cover well with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Let steep for 1-3 days in a dark place at room temperature,
    18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.

  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Store (age) for a couple of days in a dark place at room temperature before serving. Can be stored for almost one year. After that the taste and flavours tend to fade out.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your linden schnapps lightly chilled in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings. 


Remember...

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. 
Click for more info