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Sweet Gale (Myrica 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

Sweet Gale leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
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,
18-20°C (64-68°F). 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.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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