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Sipping and Celebrating: How To Incorporate Schnapps Into Your Next Event
Schnapps is one of the most popular distilled spirits in the world. It’s been enjoyed for centuries and often comes in unique flavours, mixing all kinds of fruits, spices, and sweet treats to create a delectable drink that can be served neat or in a cocktail.
With so many unique schnapps flavours, there’s no surprise that it’s become one of the most popular spirits for creating exciting new cocktails. This makes it one of the best spirits to incorporate into your event, and we’re going to give you a few tips on how you can achieve that.
Choosing the right schnapps flavour
Schnapps comes in many unique flavours, and it’s one of the main reasons why it’s such a popular drink. The most common ones are fruit-based like peach schnapps, making them fantastic for sweet drinks and mixing with fruit juice. However, their strong and vibrant flavours can also make them a base for other cocktails such as a martini or daiquiri.
As such, choosing the right schnapps flavour should be the first step. Think about the types of drinks that you and your guests enjoy. Do you enjoy summer flavours with lots of bold colours? If so, then fruit-based schnapps can be a great pick. Want to add a fresh touch to your cocktails? Give peppermint schnapps a try for a minty kick at the end of your drinks.
Schnapps also makes a great addition to creamy drinks. This butterscotch schnapps by Steinbok opens you up to the legendary Butterscotch Martini; a sweet, decadent, and buttery cocktail that everyone will love.
A signature schnapps cocktail can be a fun highlight of your event. Start by choosing the profile of your drink such as sweet, sour, or even spicy. Try and relate it to the theme of your event, such as choosing butterscotch schnapps for a winter party or peach schnapps for a summer beach event.
Next, you’ll want to choose a base spirit to go with your schnapps. Vodka, rum, and gin are all great choices, so try them out together with your schnapps to see what you like. You can use other cocktails to give you some inspiration, such as using vodka if you plan to make a fruity drink with juice.
Add mixers to balance out the flavours in your cocktail. This can be fruit juice, soda, or even tonic water. Taste your cocktail as you mix the drink and think about the profile you want. Do you want the alcohol to shine through? Or are you trying to make it easy to drink?
Lastly, garnish your cocktail! You can get really creative with this, such as adding a rim of sugar for a sweeter taste, or even slices of fresh fruit that marinate in the cocktail.
Schnapps is also a common addition to hot drinks such as coffee and tea. A shot of butterscotch schnapps to your coffee can add a rich toffee aroma and taste with a slight alcoholic kick. It’s perfect as a pick-me-up but also imparts a sweetness to dark-roasted coffee that warms you up on a cozy winter day.
If you’re hosting an event during the colder months of the year, then cinnamon schnapps can also be a great choice. It gives you a fresh burst of fiery cinnamon that lingers in your throat, and it’s perfect for cocktails such as a twisted apple cider or a firebomb shot. If you want to add it to a hot drink, then it’s perfect for spiced wines or even milk-based drinks.
Schnapps can be enjoyed on its own or even with a bit of ice as a digestif to aid in digestion. It’s a great way to finish up a meal if you’re hosting a dinner, and all the different schnapps flavours give you plenty of choices to pick from.
Simply line up your bottles of schnapps and let your guests decide what they want to drink! They’ll be intrigued by all of the unique flavours on offer, and they might even want to try them all!
Schnapps is one of the most versatile spirits in the world with a plethora of different flavors. No matter what kind of event you’re hosting next, a few bottles of schnapps will make for a memorable gathering. Whether you serve it straight, mix your own cocktails, or even add it to hot drinks, you’ll have a lot of fun finding new ways to incorporate schnapps into your next event.