Peach Moonshine

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4.75 from 108 votes
This Peach Moonshine is one of my favorite cocktails!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Peach Moonshine - It is a Keeper

This Peach Moonshine is one of my favorite cocktails!

Peach Moonshine in a mason jar.

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A while back, I posted a recipe for Apple Pie Moonshine.  It is one of my all-time favorite cocktails.  So, it was no surprise when I feel head-over-heels in love with this Peach Moonshine.

I can’t even count how many times I’ve given away bottles of this Peach Moonshine.  As soon as people try it, they are hooked!

While it has a silky smooth taste, you have to enjoy this drink slowly.  It is extremely potent.  It’s made with an entire bottle of 190 proof grain alcohol and an entire bottle of Peach Schnapps.  You don’t want to knock back a big ol’ glass of the stuff.  Start small and go slow.

Peach Moonshine in a mason jar.

This Peach Moonshine recipe is very easy to make too.  Just be sure to factor in that you need to let it sit for a few weeks before you drink it.  If you try it too early, you’ll be blown away by a very strong alcohol flavor.

This Peach Moonshine is one of those things that mellows with time.  Just let it sit so all of the peachy goodness has time to become one with the alcohol.  It’s worth the wait.  I promise.

This Peach Moonshine recipe is very easy to make.  Here’s the equipment I used to make it:

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Peach Moonshine

4.8 from 108 votes
This Peach Moonshine is one of my favorite cocktails!
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Servings: 6 quarts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 128 oz white grape peach juice
  • 30 oz sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 6 - 7 cinnamon sticks
  • 750 ml grain alcohol I used 190 proof Everclear
  • 750 ml bottle peach schnapps

Instructions

  • In a large pot, bring juice, peaches w/ syrup, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then add the peach schnapps and grain alcohol. **CAUTION: Do not add alcohol near a flame or heat source. It is highly flammable. Make sure mixture is completely cooled before adding alcohol.
  • Stir well, then pour through a strainer layered with a cheesecloth to remove peaches and any pieces of the cinnamon sticks.
  • Divide peaches and cinnamon sticks evenly between the jars.
  • Ladle moonshine into clean mason jars, leaving a 1/2 inch head.
  • Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 8 weeks before enjoying.
  • Please enjoy responsibly.

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Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Sugar: 83g

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This incredible recipe was adapted from Addicted to DIY.

118 thoughts on “Peach Moonshine”

    • 5 stars
      Make it better by buying Simply Peach 100% juice in the cooler section of the grocery produce section. I only cook my mixture for about 30 minutes. When it’s cooled, add the real ‘shine and pour over large ice cube to not dilute much. The Apple Pie is good warm too. I added real apple pie filling like the peach recipe. Enjoy!

      Dennis

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    • If you use 190 proof grain alcohol it will be much too strong to drink immediately. It needs to sit for at least 8 weeks to mellow out.

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  1. Will the fruit in the jars still be preserved with the 151 Everclear? Is the shelf life about the same? I’m going to make this next week!

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  2. This peach moonshine sounds fantastic!
    Hypothetically, if I had a quart jar of real moonshine and added a container of frozen lemonade concentrate, do you know how long would stay good if kept in the fridge?

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