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Peach Schnapps Recipes for the Holidays

Peach Schnapps is a common liqueur used in a variety of cocktails. You’ve definitely tried the classic Sex on the Beach, the Fuzzy Navel and the Woo Woo. The lower alcohol content, sweet peach flavor and beautiful color make it a wonderful addition to any classic cocktail. While peach schnapps recipes are endless, we’re stepping away from the well-known ones to give you six holiday peach schnapps recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family.

January 1: New Year’s Day Peach Bellini

Ditch the mimosa and kick off your new year with a New Year’s Day Peach Bellini. Drawing from the classic feel of a mimosa, this peachy twist will start your new year off on the right foot. Not only is it refreshing, it is the perfect drink to wash away your hangover from the previous night! Grab some friends, make a brunch and enjoy this delectable drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces peach nectar
  • 3 ounces champagne
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps, peach nectar and lemon juice in a cocktail mixer. Pour the mixture into a champagne flute and add the champagne when you are ready to serve. For best results, chill the champagne beforehand.

February 14: Valentine’s Day Jolly Rancher

Need a sweet drink to enjoy with your sweetheart? The Valentine’s Day Jolly Rancher Cocktail is your answer. This deliciously sweet peach schnapps cocktail is a fool-proof way to impress your Valentine’s Day date. Enjoy with a home-cooked meal, as an after-dinner drink or for a pre-dinner cocktail hour. No matter the time, this drink is sure to please.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce green apple vodka
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice
  • Orange wedge garnish (optional)

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps, green apple vodka and cranberry juice in a cocktail mixture. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of orange. For best results, we recommend using a martini glass.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Gold

Don’t fall victim to the St. Paddy’s Day curse! Drink all the luck you’ll need in a St. Patrick’s Day Irish Gold cocktail. This peach schnapps cocktail is a sweet twist to your classic St. Patrick’s Day whiskey. You will love the contrasting flavors, vibrant yellow color and most of all, the luck of the Irish that it brings you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps, orange juice, ginger ale and Irish whiskey together in a cocktail mixer. Pour into glass of choice and add ice. Optional garnish ideas include edible clovers and gold sprinkles.

Second Sunday of May: Mother’s Day Twisted Peach Tea

What better way to show your mother how much you love her than a twisted sweet tea almost as sweet as her? The Mother’s Day Twisted Peach Tea takes an even sweeter spin on sweet tea with the addition of peach schnapps. This drink is perfect for an outdoor Mother’s Day brunch or a relaxing lunch. For even more peachy sweetness, bake a peach pie to complement your Mother’s Day Twisted Peach Tea.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 4 ounces iced tea
  • Lemon wedge (optional)

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps, whiskey and iced tea together in a cocktail mixer. Pour into a pitcher and add ice. Optional to add lemon in the drink or as a garnish. For best results, we recommend identifying your favorite type of tea before making the cocktail.

October 31: Halloween Ghostbuster

Break out your costume, it’s time for a boo-tifully scary drink! The Halloween Ghostbuster uses the sweet flavor of peach schnapps, the ghastly green color of melon liqueur and the spooky effect of irish cream liqueur to make the perfect combination of sweet and scary. This drink is a light Halloween cocktail that is a spook-tacular addition to your Halloween party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • 3 drops of irish cream liqueur

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps and melon liqueur in a cocktail mixer. Pour into a martini glass. One by one, place three drops of irish cream liqueur into the mixture. For best results, do not add the irish cream liqueur until you are ready to serve.

December 25: Christmas Mistletoe Kiss

We’ll find you underneath the mistletoe with this Christmas Mistletoe Kiss cocktail. This drink takes a twist on a vodka cranberry by adding a tangy sweet peach flavor with peach schnapps. The splash of peach schnapps will give you the sweetness you need to wait underneath the mistletoe for your Christmas kiss. This drink is strong, so make sure you don’t leave any by the fireplace for Santa!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • Cranberry garnish (optional)

Preparation: Mix the peach schnapps, vodka and cranberry juice in a cocktail mixer. Pour into glass of your choice and garnish with fresh cranberries.

Enjoy your holiday friendly peach schnapps drinks and be sure to drink responsibly.