Wildflowers are in bloom, the sun is out, and the mountains are singing for adventure.
Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating with a floral, herbaceous and honey-sweet treat – our Dandelion & Honey schnapps.
Incorporating wild, handpicked dandelion flowers and local alpine honey with a base of our Pink Lady Apple schnapps. This is a seasonal schnapps made to be savoured for as long as our dandelions are in bloom.
You may be asking yourself, why dandelion? This vibrant yellow flower is highly aromatic and known as one of the most common edible flowers. In teas and drinks, dandelion gives off a rich herbaceous and floral flavour often served alongside honey and lemon.
Local alpine honey is a key ingredient in our Dandelion & Honey schnapps too. As bees busily venture from plant to plant, the taste of the snowy mountains in spring is collected into each drop of their gorgeous golden honey.
For us, the vibrant notes of wildflowers and local alpine honey are the true flavours of spring. So, where does the idea of floral schnapps come from?
Herbs and flowers, like dandelion, have a long history in liquor creation. Particularly in Western Europe where many traditional alcoholic beverages consumed in springtime, and beyond, are herbal liqueurs and aromatised fortified wines.
Today, you’re bound to come across plenty of cocktails celebrating springtime with herbaceous and floral flavours.
Here’s how we like to drink it:
Our Dandelion & Honey schnapps is delectable served neat or over ice. You can also try it as a boilermaker with your favourite lager after a long mountain bike ride or enjoy it in a simple cocktail like our Dandelion Highball. What better way to celebrate spring than with a floral and honey forward refresher?
How to make the Dandelion Highball (aka Angry Bee):
wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps 60mL
Fresh Lemon Juice 15mL
An edible flower
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and fresh lemon juice. Stir in ingredients and top with high-quality soda water.
Want to make this drink extra special? First, add ice to your highball glass and fill it halfway with soda water. To a cocktail shaker, add ice, fresh lemon juice, our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and shake well.
Using the cocktail shaker will thoroughly mix these ingredients and creates a soft texture that tastes phenomenal and is sure to impress your friends.
Strain the contents of your cocktail shaker into your highball glass and top with extra soda water if needed. Garnish with your favourite edible flower – our pick is the dandelion, of course!
*wildbrumby seasonal products are available from our online shop or distillery door for limited periods only.