The 4 Best Substitutes For Butterscotch Schnapps

What can I use instead of butterscotch schnapps? Caramel liqueur is the best alcoholic substitute for butterscotch schnapps. You can add butterscotch extract to liquor for a similar flavor to butterscotch schnapps. Non-alcoholic alternatives include butterscotch or caramel syrup.

Butterscotch schnapps is a liqueur flavored with butter and brown sugar mixture to mimic the irresistibly sweet flavors of butterscotch caramels.

This sweet liqueur is enjoyed as a shot or used to create flavorsome cocktails. It also perfectly accompanies desserts, baked goods, and hot drinks like hot cocoa or coffee. Here are the top substitutes when you run out of butterscotch schnapps. 

The 4 Best Substitutes For Butterscotch Schnapps

Caramel Liqueur

Caramel liqueur is a creamy, pleasantly sweet liqueur characterized by an intense and intriguing caramel aroma.

It serves as an excellent substitute for butterscotch schnapps when you’re down to the last drop.

Caramel liqueur is perfect for sipping after dinner, mixing into a cocktail, drizzling into a warm beverage, or serving over the rocks. It is also the ideal companion for sweet desserts and baked goods.

Butterscotch schnapps and caramel liqueur have a similar alcohol content. So, use equal amounts when substituting butterscotch schnapps with caramel liqueur.

Liquor & Butterscotch Extract (Homemade Butterscotch Schnapps)

You can make a homemade version of butterscotch schnapps by mixing the butterscotch extract with a liquor of your choice. Our top recommendations include vodka, brandy, bourbon, rum, or scotch.

You can enjoy this homemade mixture over ice as a sweet beverage after dinner. It is also ideal for shots, cocktails, and hot drinks like coffee, hot cocoa, and tea.

Consider using homemade butterscotch schnapps in baked goods and desserts for a sweet twist.

Add a teaspoon of butterscotch extract to your choice of liquor and slowly add more drops for a more intense butterscotch taste. Use equal amounts when substituting butterscotch schnapps with the liqueur.

Butterscotch Syrup

The butterscotch syrup is a sweet, syrupy confection made with butter, caramelized brown sugar (or treacle), and vanilla essence.

It is an excellent non-alcoholic substitute for butterscotch schnapps to impart a rich sweetness.

Butterscotch syrup can be enjoyed neat as a dessert drink. You can also use the syrup to flavor liqueurs, cocktails, coffee, tea, and cold beverages.

Consider drizzling butterscotch syrup over baked goods and desserts to impart a rich, mouthwatering sweetness.

Substitute butterscotch schnapps with equal amounts of butterscotch syrup. Feel free to add more of this irresistible syrup to match your preference.

Caramel Syrup

Caramel syrup is the next best alternative for butterscotch schnapps after butterscotch syrup. It offers a softer flavor to the butterscotch syrup.

Instead of using brown sugar or treacle-like butterscotch syrup, caramel syrup contains raw or white sugar.

Drizzle caramel syrup over breakfast and desserts, or use it in your baking recipes. You can pour some caramel syrup into your coffee, tea, frappes, milkshakes, and cocktails for a sweet treat.

Substitute butterscotch schnapps with equal amounts of caramel syrup. Feel free to adjust the ratio to suit your palate.