Review: Dr. McGillicuddy’s “Intense” Schnapps

Review: Dr. McGillicuddy’s “Intense” Schnapps

Dr. McGillicuddys Schnapps

I am starting to question this “Doctor’s” medical credentials. Apple Pie Schnapps? Hmmm, color me suspicious.

Designed as “party shots,” Dr. McGillicuddy’s offers a range of traditionally flavored Schnapps… plus these four new modern additions. We braved our way into the quartet (in this order) with as open a mind as possible.

All are 42 proof.

Dr. McGillicuddy’s Apple Pie Intense Schnapps – Color me impressed. It really smells and tastes of fresh apple pie. Light and sweet, plenty of apple and cinnamon notes, and no burn at all. “Intense” it isn’t; rather it’s quite mild. I’ve actually tried apple pie flavored liqueurs before, and this one is easily the best one I’ve had to date. A-

Dr. McGillicuddy’s Wild Grape Intense Schnapps – Looks just like grape Kool-Aid. But on the tongue, it’s incredibly muddy. This is wild, but hardly grape. Flavors of burnt sugar and chemicals dominate. D

Dr. McGillicuddy’s Root Beer Intense Schnapps – Authentic root beer nose. The body, very sweet, like a can of A&W, and almost refreshing. The finish is a bit on the cloying side, but otherwise root beer nuts will find this a winner. B

Dr. McGillicuddy’s Ice Mint Intense Schnapps – Smells awfully minty, with promise. Sadly, tastes like toothpaste. C-

each $10 /

Dr. McGillicuddy's Root Beer Intense Schnapps




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. rebecca on January 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

    What on earth could you mix Apple Pie Schnapps with to make a cool drink? Any ideas? It sounds yummy:)

  2. Christopher Null on January 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Ginger beer would be my first attempt.

  3. nicole on June 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    i think the grape taste just like grape cough medicine nasty!

  4. Karen Kilkelly on December 6, 2012 at 9:36 am


  5. Cielo on January 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    1. Fireball
    2. Angry Orchard
    3. 7 Up
    4. 99 Whipped

  6. Krissyface3 on February 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    RUMCHATA!!!! Equal parts of each=HEAVEN!
    You’re welcome.

  7. Chris on April 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Apple pie and root beer soda is actually delicious

  8. Laura on December 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Apple pie and vanilla is wonderful. We cut up 5lbs of apples and narinated them in a bottle each of the Drs apple pie & vanilla. Served in pilsner style glasses with a cinnamon stick. Hugsy hit.

  9. JAMES ARCHIBALD on January 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Try some good brand of vanilla ice cream in substitution to ice.

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