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德文裡的 schnaps=英文Schnapps

Schnapps是一種蒸餾酒,這個字彙起源於德文中的Schnaps。

American schnapps是指酒精濃度達到32%的蒸餾酒類,其實就

是指liqueurs利口酒(具甜味而芳香的烈酒)。

 


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而據記載

起源於18世紀前,古老的德文中Schanps的意思是「吞下,嚥下」

我猜想可能是因為喝這種酒要用一口杯一飲而盡的緣故!也充份

的反應了奧匈帝國當時的豪邁飲酒文化


 

  

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德國的schnaps通常酒精濃度為40%以上的烈酒,由水果發酵而成,

除了水果本身的甜味,不添加何糖份,顏色純淨,大部份為透明

,喝下時會帶著淡淡的果香。它的味道有點類似eau de vie 白蘭地,

但這個名稱甚少出現在德語系的國家像:奧地利、瑞士及南德,如

釀schnaps的原料是蘋果或梨子,叫Obstler or Obstbrand,在德國北

部又有一種傳統的酒,幾乎都是由穀類為基礎原料,也稱為Obstler 

 

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S在德國時,友人說德國人習慣在飽餐一頓後,來杯Schnaps,特別是

吃了大魚大肉或起司後,Schnaps 可以讓減少胃的不適感

 

下面是網路上找的原始資料,我把部份內容翻成中文,方便大家閱讀,

有興趣的朋友可以參考一下原文,如果有錯誤的地方請不吝指教喔!

 

~未成年請勿飲酒~

 

 


Schnapps is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage. The English word schnapps 

is derived from the German Schnaps, whichcan refer to any strong alcoholic

drink but particularly those containing at least 32% ABV. American schnapps,

however, are liqueurs.

  

The German word is pronounced [ʃnaps]  ; in English it is /ˈʃnɑːps/ or /ˈʃnæps/.

Schnaps is a Low German noun that means swallow; it has been documented

in its High German meaning since before the 18th century.

 

German Schnaps is clear, colorless, and has a light fruit flavor. It is distilled

from fermented fruit must, is bottled with noadded sugar, and normally contains

about 40% ABV . Its appearance and taste are the same as that of eau de vie,

but this  French term is seldom used in German-speaking countries.

 

In AustriaSwitzerland,and southern Germany, these beverages are commonly

called Obstler or Obstbrand (from the German Obst, fruit).Obstler are associated

with the southern part of the German language area. In northern Germany, almost

all traditional distilled beverages are grain-based. 

 

Equivalent beverages exist all over central and southeastern Europe, where they

are generically called rakia (e.g., slivovitz and palinka).

 

 A broader definition of Schnaps includes other German-made spirits such as Kräuterlikör 

(e.g., Jägermeister), KornKümmel German gin(e.g., Steinhäger), and generally any  

distilled beverage.

 

The main kinds of fruit used for German Schnaps are apples, pears, plums, and cherries

listed here in order from the leastexpensive to the most. Apricot is another popular

fruit that is often used in Austrian Schnaps (Marillenschnaps). Fruits other than these

five kinds are rarely used for German Schnaps. Apples are usually used together with

pears to make  fruit brandy (Obstwasser). Pears alone are used to produce Poire Williams

(Williamsbirne).

Plums make Zwetschgenwasser, and cherries

make Kirschwasser.

 

raspberry-flavored spirit called Himbeergeist is also a Schnaps, although it is not

produced by means of fermenting raspberries (Himbeeren), which produce a low yield

of alcohol due to their low sugar content. Instead, rectified spirit is infused with fresh

raspberries, and this is then distilled.

 

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