Definition of schnapps in English:

schnapps

noun

mass noun
  • A strong alcoholic drink resembling gin.

    ‘he had drunk schnapps in Paris’
    count noun ‘relax with a schnapps and a sandwich’
    • ‘I pulled out a glass from under the counter and put some ice in it and then poured some cinnamon schnapps, Irish cream, and melon liqueur into it and mixed it for a few seconds before adding a quick splash of rum.’
    • ‘I'm in the Greek Islands, the sun is shining, the views are amazing and I think I still have some strawberry schnapps back at the hotel.’
    • ‘Walking the Imperial Alps is definitely something to savour - mountains, meadows, fruits, cheese, beer, schnapps, wine, flowers, clanging cowbells - what more could you want from a holiday?’
    • ‘There was an empty bottle of peach schnapps and a few beer cans scattered over the floor.’
    • ‘The road from high school rejects to rock 'n' roll sweethearts wasn't all peach schnapps and cream, though.’
    • ‘If it was up to you I'd have to drink schnapps and sake every night!’
    • ‘It was a mixture of root beer schnapps, peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, tequila, port wine, egg nog, and a splash of lime juice to make it curdle.’
    • ‘Favorite alcoholic beverages are beer, brandy, and schnapps.’
    • ‘Perhaps the title holds a clue - if you drink schnapps, the episode probably seems a lot funnier.’
    • ‘Coat a Martini or pony glass with grenadine, pour gin and peppermint schnapps over ice, shake, strain and pour into glass.’
    • ‘Meat and fish dishes have greater prominence at these times, as do schnapps and other alcoholic beverages.’
    • ‘Blend together a scoop of ice cream, a cup of canned or frozen fruit, and a couple shots of schnapps or other fruit-flavored alcohol.’
    • ‘While I did relish the opportunity to wear a super cute new dress, our preparatory cocktail of peach schnapps and Valium did not serve me well.’
    • ‘They were rewarded with a bottle of schnapps, which they drank as they worked.’
    • ‘The feeling of solitude in the mountains was incredible as we settled down to dinner, wine and yet more schnapps.’
    • ‘The schnapps won the silver medal at this year's International Wine and Spirits Awards at Guild Hall in London.’
    • ‘Combine vanilla and butterscotch schnapps over ice and strain into a Martini glass.’
    • ‘To keep everyone going, shots of peach schnapps are offered on the ski down to the day hut, which is located halfway up the ski field.’
    • ‘It is a fine-flavoured mix of red wine, passion fruit liqueur, orange liqueur, peach schnapps, and fruit juices.’
    • ‘There is only one potential drawback to making good-tasting cocktails using liqueurs, including schnapps.’

Origin

From German Schnaps, literally ‘dram of liquor’, from Low German and Dutch snaps ‘mouthful’.

Pronunciation

schnapps

/ʃnaps/