Apple liqueur (or sometimes called schnapps) is typically made from apples, or apple flavoring (natural or artificial).

There are two different types of schnapps: German Schnapps, which is both a generic term for liquor, and specifically a German fruit brandy (usually clear), and American Schnapps a sweet liqueur, often fruit-flavored (sometimes creamy). True German Schnapps has no sugar or flavoring added.

The alcohol level of schnapps may vary around 20% by volume, or 40 proof, for American Schnapps, or 40% by volume, or 80 proof, for German Schnapps.