One of the best things about living in a foreign country is learning about traditions. In Germany, at least in this area of Germany, making schnapps is an annual tradition.
When we first arrived, we helped make cherry schnapps and this year it was plum schnapps.
mirabelle plums ripened a few weeks before the purple plums they were well into the rotting process. The smell coming from the container was lovely. It's similar to the smell found under an apple tree in the falls after the apples have fallen to the ground. Lovely to me, but the kids didn't care for the smell.
In December the concoction will be processed. The distillery is only about 6 km from our house, so I'm hoping our landlord brings us along. My husband and I were given a few bottles from the cherry schnapps for Christmas. Unfortunately, the kids won't be able to enjoy the fruits of their labors for several years.
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