Friday, January 9, 2009

Homemade Peppermint Schnapps



Who knew you could make your own booze?!? Well, I did.

Matt is the hard cider connoisseur and master beer brewer, and I've even tried my hand at wine making (though with not the greatest results~but, the wine was made from WEEDS for goodness' sake!) but never have I gone so elegant as to make schnapps.

(My goodness, after I post this everyone is going to think me a lush...)

This Christmas I handed out bottles of this homemade peppermint schnapps to a lucky few. At least, they will think themselves lucky only if they do not find this recipe...

the amount of corn syrup is positively sinful.

This is an easy recipe, but everyone will think you incredibly smart and talented...I am REALLY good at foolin' people.

2/3 cup sugar
4 cups corn syrup
4 cups vodka
4 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
~Combine sugar and corn syrup in saucepan over medium heat.
~Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
~Remove from heat, add vodka, and stir well.
~Allow to cool in pan, covered.
~Add peppermint extract to mixture and pour into a sealable bottle.
If making for a gift, make a pretty label, wrap some peppermint ribbon or tie on a few peppermint sticks to make it really festive.
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5 comments:

Not Another Omnivore said...

This is amazing!

I wish I would have seen this earlier!

NAOmni

abigail said...
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Rusty Shackleford said...

I don't like being antagonized.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Is there a way that this recipe can be divided into half without ruining it? I was thinking two cups of vodka and syrup, 1/3 cup of sugar and 4 tsp of extract. Would that make a difference?

Rebecca said...

You can definitely halve it Anonymous!

I would halve the extract as well though- if it needs more, you can add it later. To add it all might make it too potent.