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Blackcurrant Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Black currant schnapps - based on fresh, wild or cultivated black currants and leaves - has a rich, fruity taste and a beautiful deep red color. Serve with cheese, cream cheese, cheese cake, ice cream, pancakes and desserts.
Blackcurrant Schnapps


Black currant berries
Black currant leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Rinse black currant berries and leaves carefully. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. If your berries are frozen - defrost them in the vodka. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill half the jar with berries - plus a couple of leaves. Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Steep for 3-12 months 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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