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Stinging Nettle Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Stinging nettle schnapps - based on fresh, young nettle leaves and stems - has a pleasant bitter, aromatic and characteristic taste. The colour is red-brown. Excellent as appetizer or after-dinner drink. Serve with pork, beef, smoked and marinated herrings, smoked salmons, vegetables, salads, and dishes with rice, mushrooms or pasta.
Stinging Nettle Schnapps

6-7 nettle stems with leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Pick and rinse 6-7 nettle stems with leaves. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Put the whole stems with leaves into a clean glass jar or bottle with tight-fitting lid. Cover well with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Let steep for 2 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. Store (age) for two months or more in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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