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Schnapps is a broad term covering a range of strong usually colourless spirits distilled in northern Europe, usually from grain starch. A variety of different flavourings are added, depending on the place of manufacture, including caraway and juniper berries. The word comes, via German, from Dutch snaps, a derivative of the verb snappen, ‘snatch’, and means literally ‘gulp’.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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