Light the fire, sit back and prepare to meet winter’s new cocktail hero.

Without giving away all our secrets, our butterscotch schnapps has been a winter favourite since it hit the shelves for two simple reasons; a top-secret recipe of real butterscotch and our signature ingredient — pink lady apples.

Fruit is essential to creating authentic traditional schnapps and it is the addition of apples that brings that ‘home-cooked’ sweetness that butterscotch fans can’t get enough of.

And what’s the most popular way to drink this winter treat? In a warm mug of spiked cappuccino, also known as the ‘Schnappychino’, or drizzled over a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Yum!

But there’s so much more you can create with this popular variety of schnapps — especially when the snow is falling. So read on for some winter-time inspiration.

Butterscotch Mule
Move over simple syrup — the classic Moscow Mule just became a whole lot tastier with our butterscotch schnapps. This drink is the perfect balance between ginger zing and a depth of rich toffee, without becoming overly sweet. And the best part? You don’t need any fancy bar tools to enjoy it. Just build over ice in your favourite glass.

If you’re a bit of a sweet tooth, try this recipe with 60mL of our butterscotch schnapps and remove the vodka. 

Ingredients:
40mL wildbrumby butterscotch schnapps
20mL wildbrumby Kosciuszko vodka
120mL ginger ale
fresh lime

How to make it:
Add our butterscotch schnapps and Kosciuszko vodka to an ice filled copper mug. If you don’t have a copper mug in your home bar, a chilled glass will work just as well.
Squeeze two quarter pieces of lime into the mug before adding the quarters to the drink. Pour in 120mL of ginger ale and stir before serving.

Winter Whiteout
This butterscotch duo is a fun winter favourite for snowsports enthusiasts that is ever-so-simple to put together in a shot glass and then share with a friend or five.

Ingredients: 
30mL butterscotch schnapps
20mL Irish Cream (eg Baileys)

How to make it:
Pour butterscotch schnapps into a shot glass until about 2/3 full.

Top up shot glass with Irish Cream by pouring slowly it over the back of a small spoon to keep it separated from the schnapps. 

*For a punchier variation, replace the Irish Cream with Spiced Rum to create a ‘Burt Reynolds’.

Butterscotch Delight
A delightful way to deliver our beautiful butterscotch schnapps into the hands of winter.

And the best part is that it’s as easy as it sounds to create, with a sublimely smooth, velvety texture that accentuates its wonderfully rich butterscotch foundations.

Ingredients:
45mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps
30mL Kosciusko Vodka
45mL fresh cream

How to make it:
Add your Butterscotch Schnapps, Kosciuszko vodka and fresh cream to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until the outside of your shaker is frosted. Strain through a sieve into a coupé glass and garnish with a sprinkle of chocolate powder.

Kosi Colada
If you like piña coladas — but the slopes beat the beach any day, then this is the cocktail for you! This butterscotch twist on the tropical classic looks like a fresh powdering of snow and tastes like Christmas in July.

Ingredients:
60mL pineapple juice
40mL wildbrumby butterscotch schnapps
20mL wildbrumby Kosciuszko vodka
2 tbsp coconut cream
canned pineapple slices
brown sugar and ground cinnamon

How to make it:
Prepare your pineapple garnish by mixing a tablespoon of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a bowl. Cut a pineapple slice in half and cover it in your sugar mixture. Lightly pan-fry the pineapple in butter for 1 minute each side. Allow time for your garnish to cool.

To make the cocktail, add pineapple juice, wildbrumby butterscotch schnapps and Kosciuszko vodka to an ice-filled bar shaker. Make sure to mix in the solids and liquids of your coconut cream before adding two tablespoons to your shaker. Shake vigorously to crush ice and create a smooth texture. You’ll know the cocktail is ready when frost forms on the outside of the tin. 

Pour contents of the bar shaker, including ice, into a tumbler glass. Garnish with a sugared half-slice of pineapple.

Liquid Apple-Butterscotch Pie
You might have seen us talk about this apple pie-inspired winter warmer before. It’s sweet, soul warming, and with an ample amount of our butterscotch schnapps you know we just had to include it in this list.

This recipe serves 4 friends, but with delicious toffee notes matched with cinnamon spice and apple sweetness — you’ll want a second serving all to yourself!

Better still, it’s low in alcohol volume. So, you can enjoy a little bit more after a long day on the slopes.

Ingredients:
400mL cinnamon tea
400mL sparkling apple juice
200mL wildbrumby butterscotch schnapps

How to make it:
Make the cinnamon tea by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and allow the tea to simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes.

At the same time, heat 2 cups of sparkling apple juice in a separate pot and simmer till warm.

Once your cinnamon tea and sparkling apple juice are heated, add 100mL of each to a pre-heated mug and top with 50mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps. Repeat this step to achieve four serves and garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick.

You can find our wildbrumby butterscotch schnapps here.

Lady Butterscotch 
A steaming cup of hot chocolate has never been so luscious when you add these glorious additions (plus any/all of your favourite hot-choc toppings of course).

This one is best served warm while in the company of friends following an epic day on the mountain.

30mL butterscotch schnapps
20mL Irish Cream (eg Baileys)
200mL hot milk
1tsp hot chocolate powder (plus a little to sprinkle)
3tbsp whipped cream
1tbsp of mini marshmallows or other topping (optional)

How to make it:
Combine hot milk, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps and 1 teaspoon of hot chocolate powder in a glass mug.

Top with whipped cream and a light sprinkle the remainder of chocolate powder sprinkled on top (plus mini marshmallows if you dare).

To purchase butterscotch schnapps and other wildbrumby spirits, visit our online shop here.