Peach Pie Moonshine Recipe: A Southern Peach Cocktail Made for Sippin' by Donna John

8 months ago

Peach Pie Moonshine Recipe: A Southern Peach Cocktail Made for Sippin'

When friends and family come over for summer get-togethers, it's fun to have a specialty cocktail to offer them. With peaches on everyone's mind lately (thank you, summer!) I decided to make a peach cocktail this go 'round. This peach pie moonshine is a refreshing, but strong, sip of summer.

What is moonshine? Moonshine is a high-proof liquor that is distributed illegally (aka bootlegging). The spirit is generally made at night, by moonlight, which is how it came to be called moonshine. This peach pie moonshine recipe is definitely not illegal! You can make it any time of the day in your own kitchen. Here is your shopping list for this peachy cocktail: white grape peach juice, sliced peaches in heavy syrup, granulated sugar, cinnamon sticks, Everclear or vodka, and peach schnapps.

The juice, peaches, sugar and cinnamon sticks simmer on the stovetop for about 45 minutes before being cooled and strained. Stir in the two alcohols and ladle into mason jars (a fun way to serve it) or other containers. As always, drink responsibly while sipping on this peach cocktail.

For your guests who don't drink alcohol, try one of our mocktails

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus time to cool
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour plus time to cool 
Servings: Makes about 12 pint jars or 6 quart jars


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Recipe Notes

  • Everclear is very high in alcohol, so I prefer to use vodka for this recipe.
  • Pour the drink into individual cocktail glasses and garnish with fresh sliced peaches.
  • Pour the cocktail into a large drink dispenser so guests can serve themselves. 
  • If you can't find white grape peach juice, use white grape juice.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large pot, bring the juice, peaches with syrup, sugar and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Reduce the heat and gently simmer for about 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. 
  2. Discard the cinnamon sticks. Add the Everclear or vodka. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove any solids. (Save the peaches!)
  3. Pour or ladle the mixture into mason jars or containers, adding a few peaches to each, if desired. 

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, Donna John , I haven't had Everclear since college, and that did not go well, LOL! So I think I'll stick with vodka. Cheers!

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