This liqueur complements spirits, citrus, and sugar so well that I'm not sure why it isn't more common in cocktails.
Notes: Both yellow and white peaches work well for this recipe. If you use frozen peaches, defrost them first.
1 cup vodka
2 large peaches, pit removed, flesh and skin roughly chopped (about 10 ounces)
About 3 to 4 inches of lemon zest
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
Place vodka, peach, and lemon zest in a sealable glass jar. Seal and shake. Let mixture steep for 2 days at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Sample before straining to see if the peach flavor is sufficient. If not, let steep for another day. Strain fruit, then filter mixture through a coffee filter or through two layers of cheesecloth, pressing down to extract liquid.
Heat water and sugar in a pot on medium heat until it boils and forms a syrup, about 5 minutes. Let syrup cool.
Once the syrup is cool, combine it with the peach-zest infusion. Seal in bottle or jar, then shake to mix. Let rest for a minimum of one day. Store in the refrigerator for up to two months.
fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth or coffee filters
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|