Peppermint Schnapps is a clear, potent and intensely flavorful liqueur that is best served for the Christmas holiday season. However, it makes a great ingredient in cocktails throughout the year.

Noted for its minty, spicy flavor, it is different from Mint Liqueur in that it is crystal clear, not dyed green, and has a much more intense flavor.  Similar to a candy-cane in flavor, it leaves a strong after-taste that mellows with time, but leaves the breath smelling great.

This is best made in Autumn, and prepared as holiday gifts for loved ones and friends.

Peppermint Schnapps
A wonderful, flavorful liqueur that makes a great gift, Peppermint Schnapps is a great asset for mixed drinks, adding a great minty taste.
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
  • 1 fifth Vodka; 90 to 100 proof
  • 1 Tablespoon peppermint oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  1. Place all ingredients in a bottle and shake well.
  2. The liqueur does not require steeping or curing time and is ready immediately for use.
Schnapps, in German, means alcohol. Peppermint Schnapps was invented by Francois Nicolas Appert, a Paris candy maker who invented it in or about 1810 to put on ice cream. Napoleon's wife, Austrian Princess Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, took the recipe back to Austria where it not only became very popular used on ice cream, but as a drink. Francois Appert also invented the art of canning food.


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