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What's the attraction with Schnappes?


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted March 25 2003 - 06:38 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   Jared_B

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Posted March 25 2003 - 06:58 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 25 2003 - 07:31 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   ken thompson

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Posted March 25 2003 - 07:37 AM

It kicks my arse, that's why.

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted March 25 2003 - 07:55 AM

Peppermint Schnapps + Hot cocoa = yummy! I can't stand any other type of schnapps though, unless mixed very well.
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Christopher P

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Posted March 25 2003 - 08:02 AM

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

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Stryker

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Posted March 25 2003 - 08:30 AM

[quote] but this family has some stiffys that shoot up to 50% alcohol (100 proof) and beyond. [quote]

So is Goldschlager considered a schnapps? I've always wondered how to classify it.

I keep some peppermint and butterscotch schnapps around for mixing, but I've never really gotten into it straight.

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   David-S

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Posted March 25 2003 - 08:48 AM

Yeah, goldschlager is basically a cinnamon schnapps w/ flakes of gold in it... (hey man, i know a way to get rich!!Posted Image)

on a side note, i still (3 years later) can't stand the taste of cinnamon by itself.... Posted Image

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted March 25 2003 - 10:32 AM

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

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Posted March 25 2003 - 11:27 AM

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.
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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Shane Bos

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Posted March 25 2003 - 09:44 PM

Mmmm.... Goldschlager almost as good as Chartreuse

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 26 2003 - 03:24 AM



Shane you're kidding right? Posted Image

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 of 23 OFFLINE   Shane Bos

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Posted March 26 2003 - 06:19 AM

[quote] Shane you're kidding right? [quote]

Actually Ralph I am not. I do enjoy chartreuse. I had actually had about 6 shots of it when I made that last post.

Make sure that you are drinking it chilled. If you ever get the chance to try some of the millenium edition do it, it's so very smooth. However it is about $100cdn a bottle compared to $22cdn for the regular stuff.

oh yeah and Green over Yellow all the time.

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#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 26 2003 - 07:54 AM


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! Posted Image

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#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Joe Szott

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Posted March 26 2003 - 09:11 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted March 26 2003 - 11:15 AM

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

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 27 2003 - 01:02 AM



I can put it away, but Chartreuse is evil. Shane is a man among boys! Posted Image

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Shane Bos

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:49 PM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 28 2003 - 01:46 AM


Yeah but your taste buds are still the same size as everyone elses! Posted Image

I don't know how you get the stuff down. Posted Image

#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Shane Bos

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Posted March 28 2003 - 03:14 AM

aquired tastePosted Image




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