Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 litre

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      169 hr

Appears in
Copenhagen Cult Recipes

By Christine Rudolph and Susie Theodorou

Published 2019

  • About

Fresh berries, such as red- or blackcurrants, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or gooseberries can be used to make fruit schnapps. Try adding a vanilla pod to the mixture, spices, such as cardamom or star anise, or herbs, such as mint or thyme.


  • 1 kg redcurrants, raspberries or berries of your choice, wiped clean and dried
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways


Place the berries and vanilla pod in a 1 litre jar with a tight-fitting lid, then top with the alcohol. Cover and leave in a cool dark place (about 20°C/68°F) for at least a week, or until the berries have sunk to the bottom. At this point the schnapps can be served. However, if left for longer, th