Best buys | Zünftler Black Forest Cherry Schnapps

Best buys

Zünftler Black Forest Cherry Schnapps

If you’re planning to celebrate the start of Oktoberfest this weekend (yes, in September - I *know*) snap up this full-size bottle of Zünftler cherry schnapps from Lidl for just £14.99

It’s drier than kirsch (think grappa rather than a liqueur) and packs quite a punch but would be good as an after dinner shot after a hearty wurst-laden meal*. You can drink it as a frozen shot but having tried it that way I’d serve it at room temperature and let anyone who wants to add an ice cube or two. Handsome bottle as well if you want to take it along as a present.

Celebrate your own Oktoberfest!

Lidl is also stocking two really cheap German beers over the next couple of weeks - a Festbier and Wheat Beer - both at 99p and a shandy-style drink, Naturtrübes Radler, for 59p. I haven't tried any of these so can't vouch for them but I'd take a chance on the beers.

Alternatively try this delicious recipe for Oktoberfest chicken

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Comments: 5 (Add)

Sharon McCarthy on January 30 2021 at 21:13

I was so looking forward to this as I love cherries. I should have known from the smell how vulgar it was 🤮
I am so disappointed. Think it will be going down the drain & I'll use the bottle as a decorative piece 😂😂 Will look nice with lights in

Catherine on December 17 2020 at 21:27

I was looking forward to this. I had imagined it would be like Black Forest Gateau in liquid alcoholic form...I was wrong...very very wrong! I tried it on its own, chilled it, had it over ice and mixed it with either Coke zero or Lemonade...it just made it taste funky.
It suggests using it in desserts. I'll give that a go and if no improvement it'll either grace the back of the alcohol cupboard or I'll see if it's a good substitute for drain cleaner!!

Chris on December 3 2020 at 12:55

Horrid took it back.

Emil on September 26 2020 at 11:10

Excellent taste and very dry. Will be appreciated by people who know schnapps/ rakia, etc.

John on March 27 2020 at 19:07

Tastes like literal ass

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