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Oak Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

 
   Oak schnapps - based on fresh, small oak branches - is a wonderful schnapps with a delightful whiskey like taste and rich flavours. It has a beautiful dark reddish brown color. Serve with smoked salmon, roast pork, strong cheese, poultry, soup, fish, lamb, seafood, red meat, spicy dishes, chocolate and chocolate desserts.

Oak Schnapps
Ingredients:

Oak branches
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
Chop the branches into smaller pieces - 2-3 centimeters long. Leave the bark on. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill 2/3 of the jar with branch pieces. Cover completely with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Let steep for 1 year or more 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 at least 6 months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.
 

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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