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Dandelion Flower Schnapps

Updated: May 2, 2019

Time for something a little more adult.. So you want to make hard liquor do you! Well with this recipe you can use either fresh dandelion flower heads or the fresh roots, The roots can be a little muddy so here is the Dandelion Flower Schnapps recipe instead.

Dandelion Flower Schnapps recipe
Dandelion Flower

Pick the flowers in spring or summer when in full flower or are just about to open the key to a honey like flavour is to get the young flowers.  

Depending on how much you want to make is how much flowers you’ll need, for a cup of schnapps you’ll need two thirds of a cup of prepared flowers.

Like this? Check out my Elderflower Champagne recipe too.

Dandelion Flower Schnapps

Clean the Dandelion flowers by removing the green casing that holds the flower head (the sepal) making sure that you remove everything that is green whilst also trying to leave the flowers whole (it doesn’t really matter if they break up a bit it will just make it easier to remove them).

Use a clean glass jars with tight-fitting lids, fill as many to 2/3 of flower heads that you need. Each should be 2/3’s of cleaned flower heads and then topped up with unflavoured vodka - 40% min, making sure that all of the flower heads are covered but there is a little air above.

Let steep in a dark place at room temperature to steep for 1-7 days.

Shake lightly and taste it from time to time. When the perfect Dandelion flavour has been achieved strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle with a sealable lid.

If for any unfortunate reason the flavour is found to be lacking why not add some honey.

The Dandelion flower schnapps should be enjoyed within a few of days, as it will not keep for long. You can also make this recipe with many other Wild or Garden Flowers, check out my guide to Edible Flowers for more information.

I keep my Schnapps in the fridge, but you will taste the flavours of Dandelion more at room temperature, either way it’s a matter of taste. Serve it in nice shot glasses and enjoy on the side of an Espresso coffee.

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