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Sweet Woodruff Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Sweet Woodruff Schnapps - based on fresh sweet woodruff leaves or flower buds - has a verdigris green color, changing to light yellow after some time. It has a fresh, aromatic and very enjoyable taste of woods and flowers. Very good as appetizer.
Sweet Woodruff Schnapps


Sweet Woodruff flower buds or leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Rinse the flower buds or leaves carefully - but only if necessary. Leave them to dry for a short period in the shadow - on paper towel. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill the jar with flower buds or leaves. Cover with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Let steep in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F). For Flower buds: Steep 24 hours or less. For Leaves: Steep 2-3 days or less. For Dried leaves: Steep 2 weeks or less. 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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