Homemade Peach-Infused Vodka

The peaches have been so lush and flavorful this season that I decided to infuse some vodka for our big annual barbecue. It would make a lovely, light summer drink, I thought, and add pizzazz to our outdoor bar, all shimmery and shiny in its ice-frosted glass.

I peeled and sliced my peaches, covered them with vodka, and locked my project up in a cool, dark storeroom. Every day, I checked the color and flavor, to see just how peachy my vodka was becoming. By the seventh day, the vodka had attained a lustrous, amber-rose hue, and a lightly sweet, strong peach essence. Perfect! We put the vodka container in the freezer the night before the party, and were happy with the oohs and aahs accompanying its frosty display. Success!

The catch? Pure vodka infused with luscious, sweet peach nectar is still pure vodka… and it catches up fast.

Ingredients
4 peaches
1.75 liters vodka


Preparation

Peel, slice, and chop peaches.* Place in large, clean glass container with a good seal. Pour vodka over peaches. Store vodka in a cool, dark place until peach flavor infuses, about one week. Chill before serving.

*        To easily peel peaches, cut a small “x” in the bottom of the fruit. Carefully drop into boiling water and blanch for up to one minute. Remove peach from pot, and immerse in ice water. Peel off peach skin starting at the “x’. Slice peach by cutting lengthwise to the pit, and pulling slices away from pit. Chop slices into smaller pieces.

Peaches n’Cream Signature Drink

We made a signature drink for our summer party, by mixing the peach-infused vodka with cream soda. Very easy and lots of fun. Depending on your palate, the vodka is also nice with tonic, or just plain seltzer. Cheers!
2 parts Homemade Peach-Infused Vodka
1 part cream soda

Fill a glass with ice. Pour vodka and cream soda over ice. Drink slowly.

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37 Comments on “Homemade Peach-Infused Vodka”

  1. July 11, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    It’s a good post.

  2. Margie
    July 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Looks and sounds fantastic!

    • July 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks, Margie! Very refreshing on a warm summer evening.

  3. July 17, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I always wondered how one does this! Thanks, and thank you for the like on my blog!

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      It’s easy – just don’t drink too much. 😉

      I liked your mystery tomato post. There are so many kinds of heirlooms, it’s hard to tell what’s what. Take a look at my heirloom tomato post. There is a link to the seed savers exchange, where they may be able to help identify your tomatoes!

      • July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am #

        It is really hard to tell at this point what I have….Thanks for the info and nice article on heirlooms!

      • July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am #

        I’m sure they will taste good when ripe! 🙂

  4. Agi's Farmhouse Kitchen
    July 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I have 2 peach trees and will be making this. Love the idea of peaches and vodka!

    • July 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      Ooooh! How wonderful! And the peaches have been wonderful this year. I also love to make an old-fashioned flat cake with peaches (I use my applekuchen recipe), and surprisingly, peaches with creamy rice for breakfast.

  5. July 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Oh my that sounds fantastic!

    • July 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Thank you! Great for hot weather, such as we are experiencing now.

      I really like your blog!

  6. July 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Well, THIS looks delightful! And I like the glass serving container, too.

    • July 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Thanks so much! You should try it – very easy and refreshing. And you’re right – everything looks delicious in that beautiful glass (only $20 at bed, bath and beyond :-)).

  7. August 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi Alison- great use of peaches- thanks for liking my post- Like your blog a lot- lovely pics and great food ideas- will be doing a peach crostata very soon look for it and tha- Judynks again for stopping by

    • August 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks! I like your blog too. Peach crostata sounds delicious – looking forward to your post!

  8. August 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Oh, this drink is right up my alley!

    • August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      🙂
      Drink with caution – it’s very potent!

  9. September 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    A refrigerator filled with tree-ripened peaches – a bottle of vodka – all this speaks of a winning combination of fun and flavours. I’ll never make peach jam again. Virginia

    • September 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      You crack me up! Don’t stop making peach jam – sounds delish. Just save a few, only a few, peaches for the vodka infusion. 😉

  10. July 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    looks delicious!

    • July 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      Thank you! Drink with caution. 😉

  11. August 21, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    This looks so delicious!!

    • August 21, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks, Janaline! Warning: it’s potent!

  12. August 25, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    I’ll bet that is delicious!

    • August 25, 2013 at 10:14 am #

      Thank you! And dangerous, too. 😉

  13. May 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Sounds yummy! One thing I like about Vodka, it is like a blank canvass that accepts all sorts of color. 🙂 We use Vodka for making homemade vanilla extract. 🙂

    • May 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      Thanks, Imelda! That’s very interesting about the vanilla extract – how do you make it?

  14. December 18, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    This is just wonderful looking. Peaches have such a subtle and very particular flavor when paired with the vodka and allowed to meld. A great idea and so refreshing.Happy Holidays and Libations!

    • December 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      Thanks Teresa! Happy Holidays to you too!

  15. Bill
    September 9, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Every time I have tried to infuse vodka with peaches, the fruit turns brown within a day…even in 100 proof spirits. Same thing with pears, and that was even with 195 proof grain alcohol. Any suggestions?

    • September 9, 2015 at 11:59 am #

      Without knowing all the details, I would suggest two things:
      1) Make sure you completely cover the fruit with vodka immediately after peeling and chopping the fruit.
      2) Make sure you immediately store your infusion in a cool, dark place. If you don’t have a dark enough spot, cover the jar with a brown paper bag.

      Hope this helps!

      • Bill
        September 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

        Was doing #1. Will try the second idea. Thanks!

      • September 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

        Let me know how it works out!

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