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Peach schnapps sounds so much more exotic than mere “peach liqueur” but that’s exactly what peach schnapps is, a clear peach liqueur that due to the “schnapps” moniker sounds much more alcoholic than its actual strength of 20 to 25% alc./vol..

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In the 1980s peach schnapps was the essential ingredient in many of the most popular cocktails, many of which endure to this day, including the Fuzzy Navel, Iguana Wana, Woo Woo, and what Tom Cruise’s character in the 1988 film Cocktail poetically calls, “The Sex on the Beach, the schnapps made of peach.”

Don’t let Tom Cruise put you off; peach schnapps is packed with fragrant peach flavour delivered in a clear, so very mixable liqueur that combines brilliantly with bourbon, rum, citrus and tea – combinations employed in many of the cocktails below.

ency 30 imagePeach TeaWith: Aged rum, cognac, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, cold black tea, lemon juice and sugar syrup.We say: Black tea tannins and sour citrus juice balance rich fruit peach in this long rum and cognac-laced cocktail.

ency 98 imagePeach MeWith: Bourbon, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and orange bitters.We say: A whiskey-forward, Old Fashioned-style sipping cocktail that demonstrates just how harmoniously bourbon and peach sit together.

ency 54 imagePeach Old-fashioned (Wisconsin-style)With: Muddled maraschino cherry and orange wedge, bourbon, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and orange bitters.We say: A peach-influenced bourbon old-fashioned served Wisconsin-style.

ency 16 imagePeach DaiquiriWith: Light rum, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and lime juice.We say: A classic Daiquiri with fragrant peach liqueur replacing sugar.

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ency 45 imageBelliniWith: Peach puree, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, lemon juice and prosecco.We say: It’s hard not to like this blend of peaches and sparkling wine. Lemon juice adds balance and a citrusy bite while peach schnapps boosts peachy flavour.

ency 72 imageMissionary’s DownfallWith: Fresh mint, gold rum, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, honey syrup, pineapple juice and lime juice.We say: The clarity and clean flavour of peach schnapps makes it a perfect substitute for the peach brandy classically used to make a Missionary’s Downfall.

ency 89 imageBellini Peach SpritzWith: Prosecco, peach puree, lemon juice, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and soda.We say: Basically a Bellini served on-the-rocks.

ency 29 imageBellini-TiniWith: Vodka, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, peach puree and peach bitters.We say: Peachy! Based on the Bellini, funnily enough.

ency 37 imageAku AkuWith: Light rum, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, pineapple juice, sugar syrup, lime juice and mint leavesWe Say: This Tiki classic looks a little like frozen stagnant pond water but tastes minty fresh and rather good.

ency 43 imageBermuda CocktailWith: Dry gin, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, orange juice and grenadine.We says: Gin with a sweetening touch of peach, orange and pomegranate. A recipe from Victor Bergeron’s 1972 Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide.

ency 38 imageFizzy PeachtreeWith: Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, lime juice and soda water.We Say: As the name suggests, sparkling peach with delicate lime notes. Light and refreshing.

ency 70 imageHairy NavelWith: Vodka, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and orange juice.We Say: A Screwdriver with added peach schnapps liqueur. It’s fruity and on the sweet side of balanced – much tastier than a Fuzzy Navel.

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ency 12 imageIguana WanaWith: Vodka, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur and orange juice.We Say: Orange juice and peach schnapps, laced with vodka.

ency 43 imageJelly Belly BeanyWith: Light rum, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, coconut rum liqueur, orange bitters and chilled water.We Say: It’s a sweetie but you’re going to enjoy chewing on it.

ency 29 imagePeach & Apricot SpritzWith: Prosecco, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, apricot brandy and soda water.We Say: This prosecco-based spritz is fruity but not overly sweet. Peach and apricot sit brilliantly with the sparkling wine, think Bellini with a hint of apricot.

ency 97 imageSex on the Beach With: Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice, vodka, cranberry juice and black raspberry liqueur.We Say: Sweet fruitiness masks the alcohol in this easy drinking long cocktail.

ency 100 imageSlow Comfortable Fuzzy Screw Against the WallWith: Vodka, Spirit of Louisiana, sloe gin, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, orange juice and Galliano.We say: Peach schnapps is borrowed from the Fuzzy Navel to influence this member of the Slow Comfortable family.

ency 72 imageWoo Woo With: Vodka, Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur, cranberry juice and peach bitters.We say: Fruity, cranberry laced with vodka and sweet peach liqueur. A quaffable cocktail from the 1980s.

ency 41 imageFruity Sex on the BeachWith: Vodka, peachtree peach schnapps, black raspberry liqueur, orange juice, cranberry juice and pineapple juice.We say: An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.

ency 12 imageGeorgia Mint JulepWith: Mint leaves, bourbon, peach schnapps, sugar syrup, Angostura-style bitters and soda water.We say: Bourbon, peach and mint flavours combine harmoniously in this cooling cocktail.

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