Eau de Vie, Schnapps & Snaps
Eau-de-Vie is a French term that literally translates to "water of life." It refers to a type of clear, colourless fruit brandy that is typically made by distilling fermented fruit juice. The most common types of fruits used to make Eau-de-Vie include grapes, plums, cherries, and apples, although other fruits like pears, apricots, and raspberries can also be used. Eau-de-Vie is known for its intense fruit flavours and aromas, and its high alcohol content, which typically ranges from 40-60% ABV. It is usually consumed as a digestif, either on its own or used as a base for cocktails. Eau-de-Vie has a long history in Europe, particularly in France and Germany, where it is considered a traditional spirit. It has gained popularity in recent years among cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders, who appreciate its intense fruit flavours and versatility in mixed drinks.