Home Brewed Peach Liqueur

PeachesHere's a homemade treat that you may have never considered: home brewed peach liqueur. If you're blessed with enough sun and nutrient-rich soil to grow your own peaches, this peach schnappy treat makes a unique, deliciously flavored liqueur that's sure to be enjoyed. Plus, what better way to get your homesteading skills up to snuff than by brewing your own sweet moonshine?
 

How to Make Your Own Peach Liqueur

Compliments of Veganbaking.net, here's a simple, easy-to-use recipe for home brewed peach liqueur:

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds peaches (pitted & cut into 1/4-inch slices)
  • 750ml vodka (typically one bottle)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Put the peaches and vodka in a 1/2 gallon glass container, cover, seal tightly and shake.
  2. On a daily basis, stir the mixture thoroughly.
  3. After one week, strain out the peaches and discard them.
  4. In medium saucepan over low to medium heat, whisk together the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves completely.
  5. Pour the sugar mixture into the glass container, cover, and shake vigorously.
  6. Place the container in a cool, dark place and let it sit, tightly covered and undisturbed, for at least another two weeks. The longer you let it sit, the smoother your peach liqueur will be.
  7. For best results, chill in the freezer before serving.
     

Containers for Home Brewed Peach SchnappsHow to Bottle Your Home Brewed Liqueur

Bottling home brewed liqueur is easier than you might think. Just about any container with a lid is fine for bottling your liqueur. Popular favorites include wine bottles with corks, specialty jars with twist-on lids, Mason jars, and reused Grolsch bottles. Be sure to thoroughly clean out whatever you use with soap and water, and make sure that it is completely dry before you fill it. Keep your homemade liqueur in a cool, dry place or the freezer. And, like all home brewed liqueurs, if it is kept properly sealed and stored, it will probably keep for a year or so.
 

Make Your Own Peach Schapps CocktailsPeach Liqueur Recipes

If you're not sure how to enjoy your homemade peach liqueur (not that there's anything wrong with good old on the rocks), try these lesser known peach schnapps recipes:

Peach Schnapps Drinks: Peach Passion

  • 1 part peach liqueur
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part triple sec
  • splash pink lemonade

Shake and stir, serve over ice.

Peach Schnapps Drinks: Fuzzy Peach

  • 1 part peach liqueur
  • 1 part vodka
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • 3 parts lemonade

Shake and stir, serve over ice.

Peach Schnapps Drinks: Peach Martini

  • 1 part peach liqueur
  • 1 part vodka

Shake over ice, strain and serve straight up.

Peach Schnapps Drinks: Peach Bowl

  • 1 part peach liqueur
  • 2 parts orange juice

Shake and stir, serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Peach Schnapps Drinks: Peach Blossom

  • 1/2 part peach liqueur
  • 2 parts vodka
  • 5 parts ginger ale

Mix and serve over ice.
 

Looking for other home brewed treats? Learn how to make your own ginger liqueur.

Images thanks to el800cao, LazySunday and if. Originally published on Suite101.com.

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