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Homemade Peach Liqueur

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Last Updated on October 10, 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.

 

Bottle with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

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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.

 

Bottle with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

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.

 

Bottle with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

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.

 

Bottle with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

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.

 

Both yellow or white peaches work well for this recipe. You can use frozen peaches, but make sure to defrost them first before starting the recipe.

 

Bottle with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

Taste the peach infusion a couple of times as it ages. You may be happy with a more subtle flavor and want to strain it ahead of the recommended 2 week time period.

 

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.

 

two bottles with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

Recipe Variations

  • 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.

 

two bottles with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table

 

This summer in a bottle liqueur makes for a wonderful gift as well! Make our Strawberry Vodka, or Strawberry Infused Campari, too!

 

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two bottles with light tan peach liqueur on a wooden table
Yield: 2 cups

Homemade Peach Liqueur

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 days
Total Time: 14 days 20 minutes

This peach liqueur recipe is easy and so full of flavor. Great for cocktails all year long.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups peaches, diced
  • 2 cups vodka or agricole rhum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add peaches to a mason jar, top with rhum.
  2. Let infuse for 2 weeks, testing every so often to check the flavor.
  3. When finished to your liking, strain out the peaches.
  4. 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.
  5. Can be kept for up to a year.
  6. Cheers!

Notes

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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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Carbohydrates: 13.8gFiber: .2gSugar: 13.8gProtein: .1g

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Amy

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Is it possible to make it with just rum? I'm having trouble finding a good agricole rhum near me.

The Noms

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Yes! Just use a white rum in place of the agricole. Make sure to check the flavors, and you should be ok! Cheers!

Angie

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Do you peel the peaches before putting them in the jar?

The Noms

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

We have never peeled them, just made sure they were washed. But, you can remove the peels if that is your preference. Cheers!

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