5 Schnapps Cocktails You Should Drink More Often

Schnapps gets a bad wrap. Sure, it's that tasty liquor which you swiped from your parent's liquor cabinet to get buzzed when you were a teenager and was generally tagged as a "girlie" drink, since it was so fruity and sweet. You usually didn't drink it around your buddies to avoid being made fun of and this mentality has stuck since, from the day you actually reached legal drink age and beyond. However, the reason Schnapps is so popular at bars is that it's used as a base for a number of outstanding drinks out there, many of which you probably didn't even know had the liquor in them. Check out these great 5 Schnapps drinks that you should probably have more often, now that you're comfortable in your masculinity when drinking.

Bellini Cocktail. A simple, excellent cocktail that you've probably had at brunches and various other "day drinking" events, the Bellini cocktail is both simple to make and a great use of Schnapps. Just pour 2 ounces of Schnapps and fill the rest of the glass with champagne. You can add a touch of orange juice to it as well, to add a twist and make the Bellini Mimosa.

Fuzzy Navel. One of the many great names for Schnapps drinks is the fuzzy navel as it sounds distantly sexual and already drunk. The drink is also incredibly simple to make and drink all day, which is probably why it's another favorite brunch-time cocktail. Mix an ounce and a half to two ounces of peach schnapps with orange juice and serve. As simple as that.

Gin Stinger. A rarer Schnapps drink is the Gin Stinger, partly because so few people actually drink gin on a regular basis. However, if made correctly, the gin stinger is a refreshing cocktail that can change the course of your evening. Mix 2 ounces of gin, one ounce of peppermint schnapps, and one fresh mint sprig. Put into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a glass to serve. If you want a whiskey stinger substitute whiskey instead of gin.

Sex on the Beach. Definitely the best name for a Schnapps drink, if not any drink ever. You instantly think of the Eighties and drinking at some island resort where you will meet a swimsuit model, get drunk and follow her down to the sand and surf to spend the night. Anyway, this one is a bit more complicated to make. Pour a shot of vodka, a shot of amaretto and about half a shot of orange juice into a shaker over ice. Shake and strain and then add a half shot of schnapps last, as the perfect finishing touch.

Bloody Brain. Another rare, wonderfully named cocktail that relies on Peach Schnapps in it's recipe. Pour a shot of peach schnapps into the glass and float some Bailey's Irish Cream on top. Then add a few drops of grenadine to the top, for taste and visual effect. This is a good Schnapps drink for the end of the night.

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