Swiss stone pine schnapps

Swiss stone pine schnapps

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Swiss stone pine schnapps or “Zirbengeist” as it is known locally – owes its delicate, slightly sweet flavour to freshly picked pine cones, and makes an excellent aperitif or digestif.

The Swiss stone pine does not just enchant with its fragrance, but also with its taste. In order to produce one litre of schnapps, three to four freshly picked cones are cut into thin slices and soaked for several weeks, until the macerate (softened extract) containing the essential oils takes on a reddish-dark brown colour. Swiss stone pine schnapps is not only enjoyed as an alcoholic drink, but also considered to be an effective health remedy.



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