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Schnapps is a type of distilled beverage. The word schnapps is derived from the German word Schnaps. A distilled beverage is a liquid preparation meant for consumption containing ethyl alcohol (ethanol) purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as fruit, vegetables, or grain. ...


There are two different types of schnapps: German Schnapps (both a generic term for liquor, and specifically German fruit brandy), and American Schnapps (sweet liqueur, often fruit-flavored). Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ...


German Schnapps

The first one is the traditional German kind. In Germany itself, as well as in Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the spelling schnapps is virtually unknown and Schnaps, as a purely colloquial term, can refer to any kind of unsweetened distilled beverage. However, it is less often used for types of distilled beverages having their origin outside the German-speaking world. In Scandinavia the same term is used, but with the spelling snaps. Traditionally, the formal counterpart to the colloquial term Schnaps was Branntwein, similar to the Scandinavian term brännvin, but in modern German, the word Branntwein applies to aged and unaged grape brandies, only. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ... Snaps is an alias used by a well known TFC player of the same name. ... The Swedish word Brännvin and the Finnish word Viina, are general terms for alcoholic beverages distilled from potatoes or grain, which may or may not be flavoured. ...


Outside of the German-speaking countries and Scandinavia, "German schnapps" refers to fruit brandy of German origin, or more generally many usually clear alcoholic beverages distilled from fermented cereals, roots or fruits, including cherries, apples, pears, peaches, plums and apricots. Often, the base material for making schnapps is the pulp that is a by-product in juice production. True schnapps has no sugar or flavoring added. German language skills of European Union citizens. ... A bottle of calvados Pays DAuge Brandy (short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn—burnt wine[1]) is a general term for distilled wine, usually 40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Fermentation. ... This article is about cereals in general. ... ROOT is an object-oriented software package developed by CERN. It was originally designed for particle physics data analysis and contains several features specific to this field, but it is also commonly used in other applications such as astronomy and data mining. ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... “Cherry tree” redirects here. ... Binomial name Borkh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Prunus armeniaca L. For other uses, see Apricot (disambiguation). ... Pulp can refer to: Soft shapeless substances in general. ... Juice is the liquid naturally contained in plants. ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ...


Traditional German schnapps is similar in flavor and consistency to vodka, with light fruit flavors, depending on the base material. The alcohol content of these distilled beverages is usually around 40% by volume, or 80 proof. This type of traditional schnapps is, in fact, German eau de vie, but that French term is rarely and only informally used for German fruit brandy. In German, these distilled beverages are called Obstler, derived from Obst, the German word for fruit. However, the term Obstler is also the name of a specific type of fruit brandy, distilled from a mixture of apples and pears. The more general definition of traditional German schnapps also includes other distilled beverages of German origin, such as Steinhäger (Which, although a German gin, is often merchandised in the English-speaking world as German Schnapps.) or Korn. The alcohol content of some of these other types of German schnapps is sometimes lower, since, for instance, the alcohol content of Steinhäger is usually around 38% by volume (76 proof), and Korn generally has between 32% and 38% ABV (64 to 76 proof). Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка) is one of the worlds most popular distilled beverages. ... Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used at percent). ... Eau de vie is a French term for a colourless brandy distilled from fermented fruit juice. ... Steinhäger is the most well–known German gin, a spirit flavoured with juniper berries. ... Gin and tonic. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Korn (liquor), a kind of a fine German spirit (Schnapps) from wheat and malt sometimes added to Berliner Weisse Categories: | ... Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. ...


American Schnapps

The second type of schnapps is of American origin. These distilled beverages are liqueurs, such as peach, peppermint, or butterscotch schnapps. They can be the result of differing processes that do not involve direct fermentation. Some of these use an alcohol, such as schnapps, vodka or rum, to extract flavors out of fruit. Other ingredients are often added, most commonly sugar. The alcohol level of these schnapps may be only half that of the German type, usually around 20% by volume, or 40 proof. Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... Binomial name Mentha × piperita L. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a (usually) sterile hybrid mint, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). ... Americas Got Talent, see Butterscotch (singer). ... This article is about the beverage. ...


See also

See also snaps. Snaps is an alias used by a well known TFC player of the same name. ...


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Distilled beverage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1414 words)
Beverages high in alcohol and with added flavorings such as Grand Marnier, Frangelico and schnapps are generally referred to as liqueurs.
The term liquor may mean spirits; spirits and liqueurs; or all alcoholic beverages, including wine, saké, beer, and mead.
Thus began the "national" drinks of Europe: jenever (Belgium and the Netherlands), gin (England), schnapps (Germany), akvavit (Scandinavia), vodka (Russia and Poland), rakia (the Balkans).
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