Best Peach Moonshine

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This best Peach Moonshine recipe tastes just like peach cobbler. The best part is that since you use canned peaches you can make it all year long.

This is one of our all-time favorite Everclear recipes. It is so simple to make and a great party staple.

Peach Moonshine in a mason jar with peaches in the background.

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The peach pie moonshine recipe below is so easy to make. But it’s so good that it disappears fast! You may want to make a double batch of peach shine!

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.

If you enjoy making moonshine, check out this flavored moonshine ebook for for many more flavored moonshine recipes. And, be sure to check out my Apple Pie Moonshine recipe.

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What We Love About This Recipe

While it has a silky smooth taste, you have to enjoy this drink slowly.  It is extremely potent.  It’s made with entire bottles of 190 proof Everclear and Peach Schnapps (you can also sub in peach brandy).  

You don’t want to knock back a big ol’ glass of the stuff.  Start small and go slow.

  • Easy to Make: Really it takes only a few minutes of prep and then let it cook.
  • Simple Ingredients: Only 6 ingredients.
  • Adaptable: Can make so many delicious cocktails from this recipe
  • Makes Great Gifts: Perfect favor for weddings or parties or makes a great Christmas gift.
Peach Moonshine

Notes about Moonshine Ingredients

It’s easy to make peach cobbler moonshine is made with a few simple ingredients. The main liquid is white grape peach concentrate juice. It’s easy to find at most supermarkets.

  • White Grape Peach Juice: Any type of peach concentrate or flavored juice will work.
  • Peaches: The recipe called for canned peaches in heavy syrup. You can use fresh or frozen peaches too. If you do, just add some peach nectar to replace the syrup from the canned peaches. I wouldn’t use dried peaches, though.
  • Granulated Sugar: White Sugar is what I used but brown sugar is also fine.
  • Cinnamon Sticks: This just adds a warm flavor to this easy recipe.
  • Grain Alcohol: I used 190 proof grain alcohol, 151 can also be used if 190 proof is not available.
  • Peach Schnapps: Use a bottle of peach schnapps or brandy, the best you can find.
Bottles of Everclear grain alcohol showing the proof.

Equipment Needed for Peach Cobbler Moonshine Recipe

How to Make Peach Moonshine

These are the basic steps for making Peach Moonshine. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. Please note that this is not a still-made moonshine.

This is more of a moonshine cocktail. To create your own moonshine with a still, please refer to this website.

STEP 1: Cook

First, in a large pot, bring white grape juice, peaches with syrup, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

STEP 2: Cool

Then remove from stove and allow mixture to cool and then add the peach schnapps and grain alcohol.

**CAUTION: Do not add alcohol near a flame or heat source. It is highly flammable. Next make sure mixture is completely cooled before adding alcohol.Stir well, then pour through a strainer layered with a cheesecloth to strain out the peaches and any pieces of the cinnamon sticks.

STEP 3: Jar

Finally, 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 let the moonshine sit in a cool, dry, dark place for 8 weeks before enjoying.

There is need to can this moonshine. The alcohol level is high and it doesn’t require canning to be shelf stable.

Prep and Storage Tips

Here are a few tips and helpful suggestions see all the information in the Flavored Moonshine Ultimate Guide.

HOW TO MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME

It is important to make this recipe in advance as it needs 8 weeks to blend and mellow. Some people who enjoy strong alcohol say that they drink it right way, however we recommend waiting.

HOW TO STORE THIS COCKTAIL

The peach pie moonshine must be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. There is no need to refrigerate. It can be stored in the mason jars or you can use bottles for moonshine, like this.

Make sure that the mouth is wide enough for the peach slices if you wish to include them in your moonshine.

HOW TO DRINK THIS PEACH MOONSHINE RECIPE

Moonshine can be drank straight, on ice, warm or mixed with almost anything that you prefer. For example, soda, juice, whiskey, or you can prepare your favorite cocktail. Here is a great ebook filled with ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU HAVE TO USE CANNED PEACHES FOR THIS PEACH COBBLER MOONSHINE?

Of course, you can use fresh peaches if they are in season or you have nice ripe peaches and make your own simple syrup.

SUGAR IN PEACH MOONSHINE RECIPE?

Truly, sugar is up to you. I recommend it for this recipe, however, you can add more or less depending on your taste reference and usage. Even brown sugar and sugar alternative can be used.

DOES THIS PEACH ALCOHOL HAVE TO BE REFRIGERATED?

No, there is no need to can this recipe. Just make sure that your jars and lids are completely clean. Make sure that the lids are applied tightly and it is stored in a cool dry place.

HOW LONG WILL THIS EVERCLEAR MOONSHINE LAST?

Does moonshine go bad gets asked a lot. When stored properly, this moonshine will last up to a year. The alcohol content in it preserves it well.

Peach Moonshine with close up to see peaches.

Expert Tips for Making This DIY Moonshine Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into jars.
  • Add Less Cinnamon: Not a fan of cinnamon, there is no need to add the cinnamon sticks to the mixture if you want just the peach flavor.
  • Alcohol Content: It is difficult to calculate the alcohol in moonshine as it depends on the brands that you utilize. However, for general purposes it is about 35 proof with an ABV of around 17 percent. (This is just an estimate only, please do not come at me in the comments)
  • Jars: Any size canning jars that you have to store this Apple Pie Moonshine Everclear.  You aren’t going to do the entire canning process.  Just fill the jars and make sure they are tightly sealed, even gallon size can be used, perfect for holiday parties.
  • Time: The eight weeks is a guide, as the alcohol content is very high. If you like strong spirits with a kick or use a less strong proof then you can drink before the 8 weeks. Please drink responsibly.

What to Serve with Peach Moonshine Recipes

Peach Moonshine in a mason jar with peaches in the background.
4.79 from 176 votes

Best Peach Moonshine

Yield: 6 quarts
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
This best Peach Moonshine recipe tastes just like peach cobbler. The best part is that since you use canned peaches you can make it all year long. This is one of our all-time favorite Everclear recipes. It is so simple to make and a great party staple.
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Equipment

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.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into jars.
  • Add Less Cinnamon: Not a fan of cinnamon, there is no need to add the cinnamon sticks to the moonshine recipe.
  • Alcohol Content: It is difficult to calculate the alcohol in moonshine as it depends on the brands that you utilize. However, for general purposes it is about 35 proof with an ABV of around 17 percent. (This is just an estimate only, please do not come at me in the comments)
  • Jars: Any size canning jars that you have to store this Apple Pie Moonshine Everclear.  You aren’t going to do the entire canning process.  Just fill the jars and make sure they are tightly sealed, even gallon size can be used, perfect for holiday parties.
  • Time: The eight weeks is a guide, as the alcohol content is very high. If you like strong spirits with a kick or use a less strong proof then you can drink before the 8 weeks. Please drink responsibly.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Sugar: 83g
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Course: Beverages and Cocktails
Cuisine: American

159 thoughts on “Best Peach Moonshine”

    • I have never tried this so I am not sure. With the amount of alcohol it should be fine but would definitely affect the taste.

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  1. I used white cranberry peach juice. ocean spray makes it – every body loves the tang it gives. Not so sugary sweet and has lots of peach flavoring.

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  2. I didn’t notice the white grape peach juice and used white grape, it’s boiling now 🙁 should I add anything else extra to make sure it’s peachy enough?

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  3. Next comment I took the peaches out when we drank it and put them in a blender with ice and more alcohol and juice and made a wonderful drink with a kick.

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  4. I couldn’t wait 8 weeks and drank one of the 8 jars I had its not to bad just the way it is. But I used my own grain alcohol that I made. Maybe that is why.

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  5. 5 stars
    this drink is fabulous, however I have finished 1 qt jar and loved it, then tried to eat one of the peaches and they have soaked up a lot of the alcohol and are real strong tasting.
    what can we do with the leftover peaches in the jar. ???
    it’s a great sipping drink, and I really like it.

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  6. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it smells fantastic, I did find the white grape peace at my local food store, the only changes I made was I did use lite brown sugar and my liquor store only had Everclear 151 but that should make for a nice smooth sipping drink.
    I do have a still and over the years have made many batches of shine that has been very good, wish I could post a picture of my jars they are a beautiful lite brown color and it filled 7 qt jars. Dave in Northern Minnesota.

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  7. I can not find any White Grape peach juice anywhere. I’m in the Toledo Ohio area.
    Not even on Amazon or Walmart that says they normally have it but out of stock. Been looking for months. What about simply peach juice? Only problem is that I’m concerned about it being fresh is pasteurizing is needed so that it don’t start fermenting. Idk I just need help with juice lol

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      • If there is more than about 7% alcohol then most yeasts won’t grow, more than 20% alcohol and it’s pretty much shelf stable.

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    • With that high of an ABV you don’t have to worry about fermentation at all due to the fact that yeast can’t survive to ferment them. Even

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    • Donna, in NC, it seems this juice is seasonal. I can only find it during the summer and there aren’t very many companies that make it. I have found Welch’s and my local store brand. Good luck on finding it!

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  8. I always add 5 jalapenos adds just the right burn at the back. Instead of the 2 1/2 cups sugar I use 2/3 c brown sugar and 2/3 c white sugar. 3 cinnamon sticks

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  9. I always add 5 jalapenos adds just the right burn at the back. And 2/3 c brown sugar and 2/3 c white sugar. 3 cinnamon sticks

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