1073 Cocktails and 238 Bars now listed

Butterscotch Schnapps

Butterscotch Schnapps is a sugary and sweet liqueur used in many popular shooters, such as the Buttery Nipple and Oatmeal Cookie. Butterscotch Schnapps is also popular for pouring over ice-cream and other desserts in several countries.

The main ingredients in Butterscotch are butter and brown sugar; however, other ingredients such as cream, treacle and vanilla are also often added. Butterscotch is similar to toffee in regards to its ingredients that are used in its production; however, butterscotch is only boiled to a soft-crack stage, whereas toffee is boiled to hard crack.

Butterscotch Scgnapps is often used in cocktails and shooters to recreate retro sweets and candies, which has become a bit of a trend in some London cocktail bars, such as Volupte Lounge,  where the sweet cocktails are the best sellers. Possibly the most popular butterscotch flavour shooter is the Buttery Nipple, which is a mix of Irish Cream Liqueur and Butterscotch Schnapps.

Today there are several butterscotch liqueurs and schnapps available and becoming increasingly popular, particularly with a younger, female audience. The most well-known brands of butterscotch based alcohols are TeichenneDe Kuyper and Merry`s. They are not always readily available in off-license stores, as their popularity has only started to grow very recently, however, it is relatively easy to purchase them on-line.

Many drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts now produce their own butterscotch liqueurs and schnapps,  simply by adding basic butterscotch extract to a particular neutral alcohol of their choice – this often is vodka. People then use this as the base of their butterscotch cocktails, often mixing with cream, milk and other spirits. For any lovers of butterscotch Angels Delight, a cocktail made from butterscotch schnapps will often go down a treat.