Peach Schnapps is a peach flavoured liqueur that was created in the 1930s. It’s made from peach juice, sugar and distilled alcohol which gives it that distinctive peach taste. This post will cover where to drink peach schnapps, what it tastes like and how you can mix it with other drinks for some delicious cocktails!
What is peach schnapps?
Peach schnapps is one of the most famous of the peach types of alcohol. Schnapps is a German word that refers to different types of spirit drinks. Peach wasn’t original among the common ones used to make it but apricots were. But when peach schnapps was created using a neutral grain spirit with the peach, it became popular.
One of the most famous brands of peach schnapps is Archers. This was launched in 1988 and is a peach liqueur that comes in a distinctive frosted bottle. It is so well known that people will often refer to peach schnapps just as Archers – ordering an ‘Archers and lemonade’ regardless of the brand available! However, the drink is actually more like the American version of schnapps than the original German one.
Other brands creating peach schnapps include DeKuyper and McGuinness.
What does peach schnapps taste like?
No surprise but it tastes like peaches! If I’m honest, it isn’t one of my favourite spirits but then I’m not a big fan of the taste or flavour of peach anyway.
Most peach schnapps is made with fruit syrup, sometimes with spices and other flavours added to it on the grain spirit base. Most are between 15-20% ABV or 30-40 proof.
How to serve peach schnapps
You can drink peach schnapps straight but even the most hardcore fan tends not to as it is very sweet. But if you do serve it this way, have it at room temperature in tulip-shaped glass flutes, 1-2 ounces per glass. It is usually served as an aperitif or after-dinner drink.
In terms of mixers, peach schnapps is often served with orange juice or lemonade.
What other types of peach alcohol is available?
While peach might not be as popular as some fruits in the drinks world, there are plenty of options.
Peach liqueur is a clear liqueur that is made with peach and often has touches of other fruit in it such as oranges. Bols makes a peach liqueur, as does Briottet, Divas and La Playa.
Creme de peche is another peach liqueur that tends to be a little creamier and is made by brands like Continental and Joseph Cartron.
All three are very similar but the amount of alcohol in each is what tends to separate them.
Famous peach schnapps cocktails
Sex on the Beach is one of those cocktails guaranteed to bring a smirk to the face but the drink itself is a tasty long one. It has peach schnapps, orange juice, vodka then cranberry juice and sometimes black raspberry liqueur such as Chambord to give the distinctive split colour.
Fuzzel Navel is one of the easiest peach schnapps cocktails and is the same as a Screwdriver but uses peach schnapps. You can also add some vodka to give it an extra kick when it is known as a Hairy Navel.
The Woo Woo is another famous drink that blends vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice. It also gets adapted to a punch style drink for parties.
The Peach Daiquiri uses light rum, peach schnapps and lime juice to make a fruity but still sweet drink.
The Bellini may be one of the best-known peach cocktails. It uses both peach schnapps and peach puree with lemon juice and Prosecco.
Tasty, fruit drinks
Peach schnapps is a simple way to make tasty, fruit drinks including some of the more famous cocktails. What’s your favourite way to serve it?