Zaide Reuven’s Esrog Schanpps

We can’t sell you any schnapps but we can certainly tell you how to make it . . . using Zaide Reuven’s Esrogim of course . . .

You will need:

  • 3 Zaide Reuven’s Esrogim
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar (can use brown sugar instead)

Remove zest / rind (yellow outer layer) and place this in a quart jar. Keep the white peel for candied esrog.

Add two cups of vodka and close lid tightly. Store in a cool dark place (eg refrigerator) for at least two days, more usually 7 – 30 days. Add the sugar. Shake until dissolved. Add remaining vodka and stir until clear. Close jar and store in a cool dark place for 6 weeks. Filter through cheesecloth to clarify.

Store in a Zaide Reuven’s Schnapps Decanter

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4 Responses to “Zaide Reuven’s Esrog Schanpps”
  1. Rabbi Yaakov Rich says:

    Awesome. Zaide Reuven’s Esrog Farm is wonderful site to purchase your Esrog and Lulav set to be used during succos, and, as it turns out, the rest of the year as well! Yasher Koach!

  2. Marilane Nather says:

    This recipe looks so good, I’d like to pass it on to my kids. Being technologially challenged, may I ask you for an email copy to send to them?

    Marilane Nather aka Bubbie

  3. Etan says:

    Does this need to be refrigerated after filtering?


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