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Mint schnapps

  • Category: Strong alcoholic drinks
  • Volume: 30%

Schnapps is a term for a family of alcoholic beverages, including distilled fruit brandies, herbal liquors, infusions, and 'flavored liquors', made by adding fruit syrups, spices, or artificial flavors to neutral grain spirits.

The English loanword 'schnapps' comes from the colloquial German term Schnaps, which is used in relation to alcoholic drinks. The word 'schnapps' originates from the Low German dialect and is related to the German term 'schnappen', which refers to the fact that alcohol or liquor is usually drunk from a small glass (i.e., a shot). In British English, the term 'dram' is often used.

Herbal liquor is a common form of schnapps, often sweetened. Known brands include Jägermeister, Underberg, Kuemmerling, Killepitsch, and Wurzelpeter. Mint schnapps are popular in cocktail making.