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Thyme Schnapps

Thyme schnapps - based on fresh thyme leaves and flower buds - has a dark golden colour, and the characteristic taste and flavour of this wonderful herb. It's a schnapps with great softness and roundness.

Serve with fish, chicken, lamb, soup and vegetables.

Or add it to any barbecue sauce, salad dressing, herb butter, dip, or dish where you would normally use this culinary herb.

You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Thyme schnapps blends very well with...

And also with many herbal schnappses, such as...

Suggestion 1):
Combine 1 part thyme schnapps and 2 parts apple schnapps. Leave it for a couple of days to settle and allow the flavours to fully blend.

Suggestion 2):
Combine equal parts thyme schnapps and ginger schnapps and half tormentil schnapps. Leave it for at couple of days.


Thyme Herb - Thymus vulgaris

Use fresh leaves and flower buds from the garden thyme.

Or from the wild growing small-leaved thyme (Thymus serpyllum) or the broad-leaved thyme (Thymus pulegioides).

Pick the fully developed flower buds and top shoots in the morning after the dew has disappeared.

That's when they have the highest content of essential oils.


  • Rinse the flower buds and leaves carefully - but only if necessary.

  • If wet - leave them to dry for a short period in the shadow on paper towel.

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

  • Put 1 deciliter leaves and flower buds in the jar.

  • Add 70 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (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.

You can serve your thyme schnapps after it has settled for a couple of days. But some storage (aging) will make it even better. Taste it from time to time to find out.

Note: You get different thyme schnappses if you steep only the flower buds - or only the leaves - or one or more sprigs - - or any combination you can think of. Try to experiment.

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 thyme 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.