Schnapps is a liqueur, usually flavored with fruits, that originated in Germany. Te name comes from the German word schnapse which means "to swallow." It is usually drunk as an aperitif. The most common flavors of schnapps are peach, peppermint, and butterscotch.read more
Different countries have different ways of making schnapps. German Schnapps is clear and has a fruit flavor, usually distilled from fermented fruit with no added sugar and has about 40% alcohol/volume. By contrast, American schnapps is also a fruit flavored alcoholic beverage, but it contains so much sugar is it often very syrupy in texture. The alcohol content of schnapps is anywhere from 15 to 50 alcohol by volume, which is 30 to 100 proof.