What Is the Alcohol Content of Peach Schnapps?


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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.

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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.

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