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Sea Wormwood Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Sea wormwood schnapps belongs to the very old, traditional and very popular schnappses here in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. It's a highly enjoyable schnapps with a pleasant bitter, aromatic and characteristic taste and wonderful, unique flavours. The color is pale green. Serve with seafoods, smoked and marinated herrings, smoked salmons, soups, stews or cold dishes such as the Danish smorgasbord. Excellent as appetizer and after-dinner drink.
Sea Wormwood Schnapps

5-6 Wormwood flowering shoots (5-10 centimeters long)
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Use the young, flowering shoots of either sea wormwood or common wormwood. If necessary, rinse them carefully. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Put 5-6 flowering shoots (5-10 centimeters long) into a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Add 70-75 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Steep for 2-48 hours - in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F). Shake lightly and taste it from time to time. Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid. Store (age) for at least 1 year in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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