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What Are the Different Types of Peach Drinks?

By Drue Tibbits
Updated May 17, 2024
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Peaches can be squeezed, fermented, or processed into a variety of peach drinks. Peach juice can be served alone as a beverage or mixed with other juices. Peach flavoring, in addition to juice, is often added to many traditional drinks to create a more flavorful version. There are many different peach-flavored products containing alcohol, as well as novelty mixed drinks containing peach liquors.

Peach juice is a nutritious drink, either on its own or combined with other juices, such as cranberry, strawberry, or tangerine. Smoothies are made from pureed peaches. Peaches can be blended with ice cream to make peach milkshakes. Prepackaged children’s juices often contain peach juice. Depending on the brand, peach energy drinks use either peach juice or peach flavoring.

Peach-flavored tea is available in both teabag and powdered forms. Carbonated peach sodas combine peach flavoring and carbonated water and are used to create a variety of fruit punches. Lemonade and pineapple juice blend well with the taste of peaches and are used in many fruit punch recipes. Several varieties of serving-size bottled water use a splash of peach flavoring. There are many powdered drink mixes that are mixed with water to create children’s peach drinks.

Fruits are often fermented to create drinks with alcohol. Peaches have a high sugar content and are easily adaptable to most recipes that use fermented fruit. Winemakers often use peaches to make peach wine. Peach brandy and peach liqueur are also made from fermented peaches. Some distillery products, such as peach schnapps and peach vodka, use peach flavoring rather than peach juice to attain the peach flavor.

There is a long list of alcoholic peach drinks made with peach schnapps. The Fuzzy Peach uses a combination of vodka, cranberry juice, and lemonade along with peach schnapps. Peach margaritas use the traditional margarita combination of tequila and sweet-and-sour mix with the addition of peach schnapps to give the drink a new flavor. Peach daiquiris are made from rum and strawberries with an added splash of peach schnapps.

The clear taste of vodka combined with the sweet taste of peaches is the basis for many peach drinks. Peach martinis are made from peach vodka and triple sec. The Peach Blossom uses both peach vodka and peach schnapps along with pineapple juice. A Fizzy Peach is a mixture of peach vodka and tonic water. Peach vodka can be substituted for plain vodka in most drink recipes.

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Discussion Comments

By jonrss — On Feb 15, 2012

One of my favorite peach schnapps drinks is great on cold winter nights and really easy to prepare. You simply heat up some apple cider and add a splash of peach schnapps to your cup before ladling in the cider. Its super easy and absolutely delicious.

I can be hard to find good peach alcoholic drinks. Peach schnapps is great but the flavor is so strong that you usually have to cut it with something. Apple cider is a great way to go.

By tigers88 — On Feb 15, 2012

I love to make a peach punch that I serve at backyard BBQs in the summer. It is made with peach nectar and a few other fruit juices. There are many flavors but the dominant one is peach.

It is really refreshing on a hot day and my guests always love it. I have had to whip up second and third batches in the course of a single BBQ because it goes so fast. Some of the guys even prefer it to drinking beer. Who would have imagined?

By chivebasil — On Feb 14, 2012

I was a boy scout when I was kid and we would go to camp every summer. There was a little town about a mile outside the camp that had a gas station and general store and that was about it.

But this particular general station was famous for selling peach Nehi, a peach flavored soda that is surprisingly rare. I found out later that that particular store was the biggest world wide distributor of the soda.

You might not expect peach soda to be so tasty but it really is. They would sell floats made with peach Nehi and they were incredible on a hot summer day. I still think about them and salivate on occasion.

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