Last Updated on March 31, 2022 by The Noms
This simple homemade peach liqueur is easy to make by combining peaches with rum (or vodka) and sugar. Perfect for cocktails all year long!
If you haven’t noticed, we like to make a lot of our own ingredients around here for our home bar. We make a lot of our own simple syrups, shrubs, infused liqueurs and mixers. Some of the previous liqueurs we have made are banana, salted caramel and caramel, and allspice dram.
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Summer brings a bounty of fresh peaches, and if you have followed along around here, you would know that we have our own peach trees! They are white flesh heritage peaches brought over by my family from Germany, and we get a BOUNTY of them every year. We literally give them away. Once we have eaten enough, made jam, froze some, and given them away, we are at a loss on what else to do with the rest.
Last fall we knew we had to make some homemade peach liqueur so we could enjoy the flavor of fresh peaches all year long!
What is Peach Liqueur?
Peach Liqueur is a fruit liqueur made by steeping peaches in whatever alcohol you want as the base (we give you 2 options here) and adding sugar to the mixture to make it a liqueur as opposed to an infused alcohol.
Is Peach Liqueur the Same as Peach Schnapps?
No. They are along the same lines, but not the same. Schnapps are fermented and distilled. Peach liqueur is fruit steeped in alcohol that has already been distilled.
Making the Homemade Peach Liqueur
Plan in advance for the recipe, as this takes time to steep and sit to develop flavor. Once made, this recipe keeps the best flavor and color for up to a year. After that, it is still safe to drink, but it may lose flavor and oxidize.
You can use vodka or agricole rhum, as we did both recipes. We preferred the rhum, as it was slightly sweeter, but richer in flavor. The vodka really brings out the peach flavor, so if that is what you are wanting, either choice is a good one.
In the pictures, the lighter color bottle is the vodka, the more caramel colored one is the rhum.
- Feel free to use other spirits in this recipe like gin or tequila. Go with the least “flavor” options so the peach shines.
- Play with the flavors by adding herbs or spices. A spiced peach liqueur would be lovely. Cinnamon or star anise would be great spices, or herbal options could be mint or thyme.
This summer in a bottle liqueur makes for a wonderful gift as well!
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Other Homemade Liqueurs
- Raspberry Liqueur – Creative Culinary
- White Chocolate Liqueur – Flavor Bender
- Cherry Liqueur – Sprinkle Bakes
- Mango Liqueur – My Indian Stove
- Pear Liqueur – Larder Love
This peach liqueur recipe is easy and so full of flavor. Great for cocktails all year long.
- 1.5 cups peaches, diced
- 2 cups vodka or agricole rhum
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Add peaches to a mason jar, top with rhum.
- Let infuse for 2 weeks, testing every so often to check the flavor.
- When finished to your liking, strain out the peaches.
- Make your simple syrup with the cup of sugar and cup of water. Add it to the peach mixture and let sit for a few more days.
- Can be kept for up to a year.
We made both an agricole rhum version and a vodka version of the recipe and definitely prefered the rhum. But, do what you like for flavor!
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Serving Size:1 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Carbohydrates: 13.8gFiber: .2gSugar: 13.8gProtein: .1g
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