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Peach Moonshine - It is a Keeper
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Peach Moonshine

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Beverages and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, moonshine, peach
Servings: 6 quarts
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 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


  • 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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