Schnapps - Expert Advice

Schnapps is a delicious, sweet fruit drink comparable to brandy. While it can be enjoyed straight, most people enjoy their schnapps in mixed drinks. With the wide variety of flavored schnapps, it's easy to find something you'll enjoy. 

If you're looking to buy schnapps online to add to your liquor cabinet or experiment with cocktails or mixed drinks, then Nationwide Liquor has you covered. Read on for information to help you choose which schnapps is for you.

What is Schnapps?

Schnapps originated in Europe, specifically in Germany, and has remained a strong presence in the adult beverage landscape. While schnapps is also popular in North America, it's important to note that European-made schnapps and North American-made schnapps are slightly different. 

In Europe, schnapps is a type of fruit brandy made from fermenting fruit juices. It typically has a higher alcohol volume than the schnapps produced in North America and is almost exclusively fruit-flavored.

On the other hand, North American schnapps is better described as a sweetened liqueur with a lower alcohol volume. Instead of fermenting fruit juice like the European variety, North American schnapps is usually made by mixing a kind of neutral spirit grain like corn, rye, wheat, or barley with flavored syrups. North American schnapps also tend to have a wider variety of flavors like butterscotch, peach, peppermint, watermelon and cinnamon. Flavors vary between brands with some offering seasonal variations.

If you're looking to buy schnapps online, pay attention to which type of schnapps you're purchasing, as it can make a significant difference in your drinking experience. Nationwide Liquor offers a wide variety of North American schnapps, so you're sure to find one to enjoy. 

How Should I Enjoy Schnapps?

There are several ways you can enjoy schnapps, and there is no one right way.

Like cognac, the European variety of schnapps is best enjoyed in a tulip glass to maximize the full aroma and flavors of the drink. It's delicious as an after-dinner drink and also makes a tasty dessert drink enjoyed ice cold from the freezer.

North American schnapps is best used in mixed drinks as it tends to be too sweet to be enjoyed on its own. Peach schnapps is especially popular, having found its way into a number of classic cocktails like the fuzzy navel. Apple schnapps and any number of fruit-flavored schnapps are perfect for sangrias. And cinnamon schnapps make a delicious addition to ciders and teas in the fall and winter to add a little extra punch. 

Nationwide Liquor: Your Discount Schnapps Resource

Here at Nationwide Liquor, we have a variety of schnapps brands to choose from when you buy schnapps online. DeKuyper, one of the most popular schnapps brands, offers Peachtree Schnapps and Hot Damn! Hot Cinnamon Schnapps that are sure to be a hit in any mixed drink. Nationwide Liquor also offers Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps just in time for the holidays. 

If you're interested in trying something new and want to take the plunge to buy schnapps online, Nationwide Liquor has the variety at sweet prices.

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