Peach schnapps contains approximately 24 percent alcohol by volume or 48 proof. A 1-ounce shot of peach schnapps contains approximately 72 calories, 6.6 grams of carbohydrates and 6.5 grams of sugars, depending on the manufacturer.
Schnapps, which originate in Europe, is produced by blending a neutral-grained spirit with fruit or fruit flavoring, glycerine and sugar. The alcohol content can range from 15 to 50 percent. American schnapps is classified as a liqueur due to its high sugar content. Peach schnapps is a main component of such popular cocktails as the fuzzy navel, sex on the beach and frozen cocktails, such as daiquiris and margaritas.