found this … if I can harvest some more haws I’ll give it a go …

For best result, use freshly picked and fully ripe berries.

You can use almost any species or variety – so start with your favourite one, then try some others.

However, the singleseed hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and also the English hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) are two species that are highly recommended.

Direction:

Rinse the hawthorn berries and leave them to dry in the shadow – on paper towel.

Fill 2/3 of a clean glass jar with berries.

Cover well with clear, unflavoured vodka – 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

Close the jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Let the berries steep for 5-6 weeks – in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).

Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.

Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

Store (age) it for a couple of months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours – click here to see how.

Serve your hawthorn schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.

via Hawthorn Schnapps – Recipe.