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Crabapple Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Crabapple schnapps - based on fully ripe Siberian crabapples - has a unique, sweet-acid taste and wonderful flavours. The color is pale orange. Serve with venison meat, other game dishes, pork, poultry, desserts, cheese and cheese cakes. Excellent as appetizer.
Crabapple Schnapps


10-20 crabapples
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Wash 10-20 crabapples and cut them in halves. Leave the skin on. Put them in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Cover with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Let steep for 8-10 weeks or more - 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 months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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