How to make fresh peach brandy

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How to make fresh peach brandy
Fresh peach brandy makes for a tasty daytime cocktail. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Fresh peach brandy is a light alcoholic beverage that can complement any meal or event. Peach brandy must sit for a period of six months to provide sufficient time for the peach flavour to infuse the spirit. While less mature than the shop-purchased peach brandy, the homemade version is just as tasty. Peach brandy is often used as a daytime cocktail or as a meat sauce. It can also be given as a gift for friends who love delicate beverages.

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Things you need

  • Fresh peaches
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vodka or brandy
  • Bowl
  • Masher
  • Glass jar and lid
  • Serving bottle and lid
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Strainer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wash six fully ripened peaches thoroughly in cold water. Slice each peach into four sections and remove the pits.

  2. 2

    Cut the peach slices into smaller chunks and put them in a large bowl. Mash the peach chunks to create a think paste.

  3. 3

    Pour one 750 ml (1.3 pint) bottle of vodka or one 750 ml (1.3 pint) bottle of brandy into a large glass jar. Add 350 g (1 3/4 cups) of granulated sugar to the spirit.

  4. 4

    Stir the alcohol and granulated sugar together in the large glass jar. Allow a minimum of 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve.

  5. 5

    Add the fresh mashed peaches to the large glass jar. Stir the peaches into the alcohol and sugar mixture.

  6. 6

    Cover the glass jar with an airtight lid. Store the glass jar at room temperature for one month. Do not open the jar during that month but shake daily.

  7. 7

    Open the jar after the initial one month period is over. Remove all peach chunks and debris. Strain the mixture into a glass serving bottle.

  8. 8

    Put an airtight lid on the glass serving jar. Leave the peach brandy to sit at room temperature for five months, after which it will be ready to serve.

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