What is Schnaps? Well first off, Americans spell is 'Schnapps' and the Germans spell it 'Schnaps'. Here are descriptions of what Schnaps is:
1. The word "schnapps" (from the German Schnappen, to snap) refers to a mixture of vodka, gin, brandy or other spirit. In Scandanavia the word is snaps and almost always means Akvavit. In the United States the term has taken on a new meaning to identify a new generation of intensely flavored, sweet, inexpensive liqueurs of moderate strength (22 to 30% alcohol by volume).
2.The German and Dutch term for spirits.
3.any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
4.Schnapps is a type of distilled beverage. The word Schnapps is derived from the German word Schnaps and refers to usually clear alcoholic beverages distilled from fermented grains, roots or fruits, including cherries (Kirschwasser), apples, pears, plums and apricots. Often, the base material for making schnapps is the pulp that is a by-product in juice production. True Schnapps has no sugar or flavoring added.
Some popular flavors for Schnaps are apple, peppermint, peach, black cherry, cinnamon, and wild berry.