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Sweet Gale Schnapps Recipes

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   Sweet Gale Schnapps - based on fresh, young sweet gale leaves - is one of the most popular flavoured schnappses here in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. It's a sweetish and very aromatic schnapps with a wonderful taste and fragrance. When just made the color is light green. But during storage the color changes to yellow or light brown.
Sweet Gale Schnapps

Ingredients:

Sweet Gale leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
Rinse the leaves carefully. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. If you dry them for one or two days you get a more strong-flavoured schnapps. Try to experiment. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Put 1 deciliter leaves in the jar. Add 70 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Steep for 1-2 days - in a dark place at room temperature,
18-20C (64-68F). If you use leaves that are picked later in the season you might want to steep 1 or 2 days more. 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.
 

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