"a bottle of peach schnapps"
American Peach Schnapps
Public DomainAmerican Peach Schnapps - Credit: Lynnea Kleinschmidt

American schnapps is a smooth, syrupy alcoholic beverage produced by flavouring neutral grain spirit, then adding sugar and glycerine. Flavours range from fruity, as in the case of peach, cherry and lemon schnapps, to pretty much anything you can think of, for example, butterscotch, pumpkin spice and menthol mint. Since it is bottled with added sugar, schnapps is classified as a liqueur.

This liqueur is not to be confused with its German counterpart, which refers to all clear brandies created by using fermented fruit in the distillation process, to which no sugar is added when bottled.

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