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What's the attraction with Schnappes?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by StephenA, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. StephenA

    StephenA Well-Known Member

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    I can't see the attraction at all with it, though quite a few people I've talked to like it. I cannot stand the smell or taste of it, and while I'm drunk it's even worse to me. Definitely not something I enjoy drinking.
     
  2. Jared_B

    Jared_B Well-Known Member

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    IMO, the only use for Schnapps is when mixing into drinks. Even then, it shouldn't be the only source of alcohol in said drink. Never drink it straight.
     
  3. Ralph Summa

    Ralph Summa Well-Known Member

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    There's different kinds of schnapps. They are all loaded with sugar which is what probably makes them so popular. Sugar is what also gives a nasty hangover if you drink enough of the stuff. You have Fruity schnapps: Peach, strawberry, apple, for example. These guys are usually low in alcohol content, about 20% to 25%. Then you have your mint type schnapps: Peppermint, spearmint, mentholmint, cinnamon etc. Most of these are around the same alcohol content as the fruit variety, but this family has some stiffys that shoot up to 50% alcohol (100 proof) and beyond.

    I like a nice chilled Rumple Minze (100 proof peppermint) in the winter while skiing. Not too much though, as I said sugar = hangover. You can drop a little in some hot chocolate for a peppermint-patty effect too.

    Ralph
     
  4. ken thompson

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    It kicks my arse, that's why.
     
  5. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Well-Known Member

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    Peppermint Schnapps + Hot cocoa = yummy!

    I can't stand any other type of schnapps though, unless mixed very well.
     
  6. Christopher P

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    Sometimes doing a nice shot of a sour apple is great....doesn't burn going down, makes you pucker (thus the brand name). Definitely not something you are going to throw down with reckless abandon though. Nice to experiment with different flavors and mixes, see what works for you.

    Chris
     
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    Yeah, goldschlager is basically a cinnamon schnapps w/ flakes of gold in it... (hey man, i know a way to get rich!![​IMG])

    on a side note, i still (3 years later) can't stand the taste of cinnamon by itself.... [​IMG]
     
  9. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Well-Known Member

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    Peppermint Schnappes after a big meal really settles the stomach. I always have a glass or two after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
     
  10. Jeremiah

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    Peppermint Schnapps and hot chocolate is VERY good, had it up in Beaver Creek Colorado 10 years ago and was like wow, this is good. Haven't had it since. *Shrug* I have wanted to buy some and put in some coffee but haven't gotten around to do it.
     
  11. Shane Bos

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    Mmmm.... Goldschlager
    almost as good as Chartreuse
     
  12. Ralph Summa

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    Shane you're kidding right? [​IMG]

    We used Chartreuse for the big penalties during our drinking games. We always called it "bile".


    I'm a Sambuca man myself. Being part an Italian family and marrying into another one, the Sambuca is always flowing. It's another bad hangover too.
     
  13. Shane Bos

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  14. Ralph Summa

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    Shane,

    THAT'S BEAUTIFUL! God bless ya!

    I appreciate the info on the Millenium batch, but I'll stick to my scotch, bourbon, gin, vodka, rum, beer, sambuca, schnapps and pretty much everything else that isn't Chartreuse! [​IMG]

    Cheers!

    Ralph
     
  15. Joe Szott

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    Dear Lord, props to Shane. Are you sure you are 100% human?!?

    I can drink when I want, but that is off the hook...
     
  16. StephenA

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    Maybe I should give Schnappes a try again sometime. There's so many different types of drinks I have yet to try.
     
  17. Ralph Summa

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    I can put it away, but Chartreuse is evil. Shane is a man among boys! [​IMG]
     
  18. Shane Bos

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    Thanks guys!

    That was only the start of the drinking that weekend. I also consumed a bottle of chartreuse at 6a.m. 2 days later and again the next day. I will top that this summer though. I do have a little advantage in drinking though I am a lot bigger than 99% of people at 7'1" 350lb.

    off topic the new Motorola V66(cell phone)is available in Chartreuse green. Must get me one of them.
     
  19. Ralph Summa

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    Yeah but your taste buds are still the same size as everyone elses! [​IMG]

    I don't know how you get the stuff down. [​IMG]
     
  20. Shane Bos

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    aquired taste[​IMG]
     

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