Definition of schnapps
: any of various liquors of high alcoholic content; especially : strong Holland gin
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No peppermint schnapps and certainly no combination of mint + Ovaltine, Chocolate syrup, and please, please no mint-chocolate liquors of any kind.
The molten Gruyere — placed in a ceramic bowl on a wire rack over a flaming tea candle — is redolent of white wine, cherry schnapps and garlic on the backbeat.
Another suggestion would be to add butterscotch schnapps.
Alcoholic Butterbeer 1 part Schnapps, butterscotch 1 dash Schnapps, vanilla 7 parts cream soda 7.
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Origin and Etymology of schnapps
German Schnaps, literally, dram of liquor, from Low German snaps dram, mouthful, from snappen to snap
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
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Definition of schnapps for English Language Learners
: a type of strong liquor
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