Christmas Snaps
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A warming, spicy snaps that captures the flavours of Christmas.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 0.5 litres
  • Vodka, 50 cl
  • 7 cardamom pods, insides only
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 4 long pieces of orange peel (use a potato peeler to get strips from top to bottom, with as much of the orange and as little of the pith as possible.)
  • 7 cloves
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bottle or jar.
  2. Mix.
  3. Pour in vodka.
  4. Mix or shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Leave in dark cupboard for 6-8 weeks.
  6. Sieve to remove flavourings.
  7. Put back in dark cupboard for at least three months.
  8. Transfer to freezer.
  9. Serve in chilled shot glasses with a herring sandwich or on its own as an aperitif.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at