Peach Schnapps - Drink Secrets

Peach Schnapps

Peach Schnapps May Seem Like Candy, But Can Be Dangerous

Peach Schnapps is an alcohol beverage that is distilled and has a very high alcohol content, it is referred to as a liqueur. The word schnapps is derived from the German "schnapps." German Schnapps is a "generic term for all white (clear) brandies distilled from fermented fruits. True Schnapps has no sugar added and is definitely an acquired taste, particularly for nationalities not used to raw distillates." It is an alcoholic beverage which is used in their culture to refer as a very strong alcoholic drink, usually those that contain at least 32% ABV or 64 proof. Peach Schnapps is an alcoholic drink that is perfect to add a little pizzazz to your favorite cocktail.


Peach Schnapps is an alcoholic beverage that is made by mixing neutral grain spirit with peach flavor. Because of their added sugar content, it is referred to as a liqueur. A liqueur is defined as simple fruits that are steeped into an alcohol that has been distilled and fermented. There are several popular brands that are on the market


  • Archers
  • Arrow
  • DeKuyper
  • Dr. Mcgillicuddy's
  • Jacquin's
  • Jubilee

Peach Schnapps have an alcohol content of 23.0% ABV (46 proof). It has a high sugar content at 6.5 grams per one ounce serving and 72 calories. Peach schnapps make just about any mixed drink sweeter and more tasty.

Some of the best cocktail recipes are:


Black River Boogie recipe

  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz raspberry schnapps
  • 2 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 7-up soda

Frozen Fuzzy recipe - blended with ice

  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup

Fuzzy Navel

  • 1 part peach schnapps
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part lemonade

Peach Schnapps is also an excellent mixer to make drink shots. Drink shots are small mini-drinks, that fit within a shot glass. Because they are high in alcohol content, these small concoctions are usually the equivalent of a cocktail, so you must be careful when consuming them. They taste like candy, but can be very dangerous.

Some great party shooters.


Airhead recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • cranberry juice

Blue Peach recipe

  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao liqueur

Hot Afternoon recipe

  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur

Peach Schnapps has many uses in the world of cocktails. It can make just about any spirit taste like candy. Because of its high sugar content, it makes regular cocktails taste so sweet, you will forget that you are ingesting alcohol, but so full of alcohol that if you are not careful you will remember in the morning exactly why it was not candy. It is not a new concoction, with a developed version existing in Germany over a hundred years ago, it has found its place among some of the most famous drinks of all times. Whether you use it to sweeten a cocktail or to put into a shot or shooter, just be careful, it may come back to bite you.

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