Recipe: Skippersnaps Cocktails How to Make Drinks With Danish Snaps!

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Eating smørrebrød and drinking snaps is one of our favorite Danish traditions. A great place to devour these Danish delights is at Christianshavn Færgecafé, a traditional restaurant along the canals, known for its smørrebrød and homemade snaps. Captain Erik Frandsen at Færgecaféen has created Skippersnaps, his own line of homemade snaps, so now you can bring a piece of the restaurant magic home with you and try making some snaps cocktails. Captain Erik has made three different snapses to begin with (more to come) – Golden Delicious (apple), Rød Blomme (red plum), and Grøn Taffel (cucumber and cumin). Bartender Toby Efteland created three unique cocktails using these snaps, and we shot a series of videos for Skippersnaps, showcasing how the snaps can be used to create tasty cocktails at home. Keep reading to see the recipes and videos.

Ready to try some of these recipes at home? Use our discount code SAILOR to get a free bottle of tarragon snaps (the signature snaps at Færgecaféen) with your purchase in the webshop!

The three different Skippersnaps that are available.
The three different Skippersnaps that are available.

Recipe: Skippersnaps Apple, Ginger & Maple Syrup Sour

The Golden Delicious is a fruit-forward snaps that tastes of fresh autumn apples. To bring out these fall flavors, bartender Toby Efteland made a sweet and slightly spicy sour cocktail, flavored with apple, ginger, and maple syrup. Watch our video and see the recipe below!

Ingredients (per Cocktail)

  • 3 cl lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • fresh ginger
  • 1 cl maple syrup
  • 2 cl Skippersnaps “Golden Delicious”
  • 2 drops of bitters

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Pour into a Martini glass using a strainer.
  4. Garnish with fresh ginger.

Recipe: Skippersnaps Plum & Amaretto Sour

An Amaretto Sour is one of our all-time favorite cocktails. The recipe below uses Skippersnaps Rød Blomme (made from a mix of red plums and flavored with orange, cloves, and cinnamon) in addition to amaretto, to add a rich fruit flavor to the glass. Watch our video and see the recipe below!

Skippersnaps Plum & Amaretto Sour.
Skippersnaps Plum & Amaretto Sour.

Ingredients (per Cocktail)

  • 4 cl Skippersnaps “Rød Blomme”
  • 2 cl amaretto
  • juice of 1 lime (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 drops of bitters

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Pour into a lowball glass, stir.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Recipe: Skippersnaps Cucumber & Caraway Tom Collins

The Grøn Taffel is a refreshing snaps that tastes of green cucumber and caraway. To bring out these flavors, bartender Toby Efteland made a riff on a Tom Collins, flavored with honey and mint. Watch our video and see the recipe below!

Skippersnaps Cucumber & Caraway Tom Collins.
Skippersnaps Cucumber & Caraway Tom Collins.

Ingredients (per Cocktail)

  • 2 cl Skippersnaps “Grøn Taffel”
  • 1.5 cl lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 cl honey
  • soda water
  • mint

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Pour into a highball glass.
  4. Top with soda water.
  5. Garnish with mint.


What’s your favorite flavor of snaps? Let us know in a comment below.

Snaps cocktails work well with "smørrebrød"!
Snaps cocktails work well with “smørrebrød”!
Visit Christianshavn Færgecafé and order "smørrebrød" with a snaps flight!
Visit Christianshavn Færgecafé and order “smørrebrød” with a snaps flight!

Disclaimer

This is paid promotion by Skippersnaps.

Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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