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Raspberry Schnapps

Raspberry schnapps - based on fresh, wild raspberries - has a magnificent colour and a very aromatic taste.

Serve with desserts, ice cream, cheese, cream cheese, and cheese cakes. Or use it in jams, marmalades and sauces.

Excellent as drink before or after dinner - or turned into a liqueur.

Blends very well with...


Wild red raspberries - Rubus idaeusWild Raspberry - Rubus idaeus

Use fresh, wild and fully ripe raspberries.

You can use cultivated berries, but the wild ones are much more aromatic and tasteful.


  • Rinse the raspberries carefully.

  • Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel.

  • If your berries are frozen - defrost them in the vodka.

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

  • Fill 1/2 - 2/3 of the jar with berries.

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

  • Steep for 3-4 months 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.

You can serve your raspberry schnapps after it has settled for a couple of days. It has a fresh, fruity taste.

Or you can store (age) it for 4-6 months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

The flavours will change rather much during storage. For the better I think. But it's a matter of taste.

Some prefer the fresh and fruity taste - others prefer their raspberry schnapps after shorter or longer storage.

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 raspberry schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.


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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