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Southernwood Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Southernwood schnapps - based on fresh, young southernwood leaves - is highly popular here in Denmark and rest of Scandinavia. It has a mild, very aromatic and slightly bitter taste and a wonderful flavour. The color is pale green changing to pale brown after some storage. The schnapps goes extremely well with caviar, crayfish, gravlax, salmon, herring, cured and smoked fish, lamb, poultry and cheese. Excellent as after-dinner drink.
Southernwood Schnapps

Southernwood leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Rinse the leaves carefully. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Put 1/2 deciliter leaves into a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Add 35 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Steep for 1-7 days - 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.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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