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7 Ways to Use Up a Bottle of Schnapps

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Your regular rotation of at-home Old Fashioneds and Martinis may have you draining bottles of bourbon, gin and vermouth regularly, but chances are, you still have a pesky bottle of schnapps collecting dust in the back of your liquor cabinet. If you’re looking to clear up some valuable shelf real estate but don’t know how to use those last few drops or so of schnapps, try one of these delicious recipes—the seven best ways to finish off a bottle of peach, peppermint or butterscotch schnapps.

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You could simply use a bottle of peach schnapps to make a Fuzzy Navel, a low-ABV mixture of peach schnapps and orange juice, but try taking it one step further with this drier brunch cocktail that has a little bit more bite, thanks to bubbly, toasty Prosecco. Creamy, nutty orgeat binds the peach schnapps and Prosecco together for a Bellini twist you and your friends will gladly enjoy in bottomless proportions.

The Essentials

Peach Liqueur
Orgeat
Prosecco
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The traditional Grasshopper uses vivid green crème de menthe, but this white chocolate variety opts for peppermint schnapps instead for an even mintier flavor. The clear-hued schnapps keeps the cocktail as white as snow in color and as refreshing as a breath-cleansing, after-dinner mint. While it may be more socially acceptable to drink this cocktail during the holiday season, feel free to sneak one all year round.

The Essentials

Peppermint Schnapps
White Chocolate Liqueur
Heavy Cream
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This simple Mason jar cocktail is destined for summertime porch-drinking. Inspired by Southern sweet tea, this drink combines vodka with peach schnapps and Lipton’s iced tea for a sweet, frosty base. Slices of fresh peaches and lemon give this drink a burst of fruity freshness that’ll leave you nibbling on the booze-soaked peaches as a snack once the cocktail runs dry.

The Essentials

Vodka
Peach Schnapps
Lipton’s Iced Tea, to top
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The Sex on the Beach is a solid go-to for using up a bottle of peach schnapps, but you can take the vodka classic to the next level by whipping up some Sex on the Beach Jello Shots. Made with orange Jell-O, cranberry juice, peach schnapps and vodka, these easy, jiggly shooters embody the party-loving spirit of the original drink—and taste just as delicious.

The Essentials

cranberry juice cocktail
orange Jell-O
vodka
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There’s no better way to warm up from the inside out than with a piping hot cup of cocoa, spiked with booze of course. This cocktail follows the aprés ski tradition of adding herbal green Chartreuse to a cup of hot chocolate, but to make it even more comforting and suited for the holiday season, this drink also includes a healthy dose of sweet peppermint schnapps for a minty kick.  

The Essentials

Peppermint Schnapps
Green Chartreuse
Hot Chocolate
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Swapping out the vodka in your typical Sex on the Beach for tequila makes a world of difference. Bright blanco tequila actually complements the fruity flavors of the peach schnapps and fresh juices instead of merely giving it a neutral-tasting boozy punch. Add some hibiscus tea for an added layer of tartness that will help balance out the sweeter elements of the schnapps and juices.

The Essentials

tequila
Peach Schnapps
Fruit Juices
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There’s nothing more American than a drink that tastes like good old apple pie, except maybe some Fireball. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and apple cider recreate the taste of baking spice-coated apple pie filling, while the butterscotch schnapps stands in for that signature flaky crust. Rim the shot glass with cinnamon sugar for the ultimate dessert shooter that even grandma would approve of.

The Essentials

Fireball
butterscotch schnapps
apple cider

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