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Peach Liqueur Recipe

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Plan at least 4 weeks in advance to make this peach liqueur before it is ready to drink. Great for gifts.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pounds fresh ripe peaches, stemmed and washed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1-1/2 cups 100-proof vodka
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring


In a heavy saucepan, boil sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Do not let the mixture burn. When the sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup is clear, remove from heat and let cool down to about 110 degrees F., little more than lukewarm.

Slice peaches in half and twist halves opposite each other to separate and remove the pit and set it aside. (Do not discard.) Thinly slice the peaches. Place peaches, peach pit, lemon zest, and orange zest into a clean 2-quart glass canning jar. Add the cooled sugar syrup, vodka, brandy, and food coloring. Seal with an airtight lid. Turn jar top to bottom in one full revolution to gently mix. Place in a cool, dark place for two weeks.

Strain out solids through a fine mesh sieve. Pour peach liqueur into a clean jar, seal, and let stand another 2 to 3 weeks in a cool, dark place. Strain a final time through a double layer of cheesecloth or other filter into a decanter or decorative sealable bottle.

This tasty liqueur makes a wonderful gift from the kitchen.

Yield: 1 quart

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peach liqueur, Member 22frontera

great ,,just follow the instructions and enjoy the end resault

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