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Maple Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

 
   Maple schnapps - based on fresh maple flowers or flower buds - is a very elegant, almost wine like schnapps, with rich, round taste and flavours. Very good as aperitif or after-dinner drink. Serve with light foods, desserts, cakes, cheese and cheesecakes.
Maple Schnapps

Ingredients:

Maple flowers or flower buds
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
If wet - dry the flowers or flower buds in the shadow on a piece of paper towel. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill the jar with flowers or flower buds. Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Let steep for 1-3 days in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20C (64-68F). 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 days in a dark place at room temperature before serving. Can be stored for almost one year. After that the taste and flavours tend to fade out.
 

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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