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Saskatoon Schnapps

  • Author: Meagan


Bumper crop of saskatoons this year and so we felt okay about trying a couple of new things!  Brock decided on a riff of Rhubarb Schnapps and 2 versions were tried – one of straight vodka, and one with a combo of vodka and apple brandy.  Both are really tasty, but the combo with apple brandy definitely stands out.  Below is the mix and the cocktail that we’re currently thrilled with – enjoy!



For the Schnapps;

3 c. saskatoons

1 c. vodka AND 1/2 c. apple brandy

1/2 c. sugar AND 1/4 c. water

For a fantastic cocktail;

2 to 3 oz. saskatoon schnapps in a highball glass over ice, topped up with club soda


In a small glass bowl or cup, gently heat together the sugar and water in the microwave, stirring as needed, until the sugar has completely dissolved – like you’re making simple syrup.  Using a blender, pulse together the sugar water and all remaining schnapps ingredients and then scrape/pour the mix into a clean 1 litre wide mouth jar.  Seal it up tightly and then place the jar in a cool, dry place for at least a week, making sure to shake and mix it every other day or so.

When your patience has run out, line a large colander or a large bowl (with a spout) with cheesecloth and empty the saskatoon goodness into it.  Allow it to drain for a few hours, carefully stirring it to help it along, and then when you feel it’s drained as much as possible, gather up the cheesecloth in a bundle to squeeze out any remaining juice.

You should end up with about 750 mL of Saskatoon Schnapps!



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