How Do You Make Homemade Peach Schnapps?

How Do You Make Homemade Peach Schnapps?

To make homemade peach Schnapps, let peaches and lemon zest steep in a sealed jar of vodka for 2 or more days. Strain the mixture and mix with a simple syrup to finish the Schnapps.

Homemade Peach Schnapps Recipe

This recipe for homemade peach Schnapps is very easy to make, and the most time consuming part of the process is steeping the mixture.

Prep time: 5 min.

Resting time: 3 days

Ready in: 3 to 4 days


  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 large peaches
  • Lemon zest, 3- to 4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. Prepare the fruit
  2. Skin and pit the peaches. Chop them up and add them to a glass jar with a seal. Slice of a 3- to 4-inch piece of lemon zest and add it to the jar.

  3. Prepare the jar
  4. Pour the vodka into the jar. Add the lid and give the jar a good shake.

  5. Steep the vodka
  6. Set the jar aside to steep for 2 days. Keep it away from direct sunlight and make sure it stays at room temperature. If the flavor is not strong enough after 2 days, leave it to steep for an extra day.

  7. Strain the vodka mixture
  8. Use cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain the vodka mixture. Press the peaches down or squeeze them to remove all of the vodka from the mixture.

  9. Add the simple syrup
  10. Mix the water and sugar together in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat until it starts to thicken. Cool the syrup, then mix it with the infused vodka.

  11. Bottle the Schnapps
  12. Pour the Schnapps into a jar or bottle and seal the lid. Give the container a good shake to blend the syrup with the vodka. Let the mixture rest for at least 1 day.