American (Peach) Schnapps Recipe


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The American version of schnapps is very similar to other fruit infusion recipes. It is a step up-from the Easy Schnapps Recipe, but not as intense as the German Schnapps Recipe.

Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: pick fresh, ripe fruit (peach is my favourite)

Step 2: chop fruit, removing any pits

Step 3: add moonshine (or everclear) and water. Approximately 1 lb fruit to every 1.5 cup moonshine (or everclear), plus 1.5 cups of distilled water

Step 4: Mix fruit, moonshine, and water in a sealed, sterile glass and let sit for 4 weeks.

Step 5: Strain out fruit.

Step 6 (Optional): Add 1 ¼ cups white granulated sugar. Seal again and leave in a cool dark place for 3 months.

Step 7: ENJOY! American schnapps is most often enjoyed mixed.


Technically, the American version is actually a liqueur because of the added sugar, glycerin , and artificial flavouring, but it still produces an easy and delicious schnapps!

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