Peach gin makes a delicious and pretty pale pink drink – enjoy it as it comes, or in a fabulous peach and raspberry cocktail with champagne or prosecco.
Servings: 15 servings
- 300 g peaches - 2 ½, washed and sliced
- 50 g white sugar
- 400 ml gin
Wash and then cut the peaches into slices. Discard the stone. Put the fruit in a wide-mouth jar.
Add the gin and sugar. Give it a good swirl to help dissolve the sugar. Then put the jar in the fridge or in a cold dark place.
Leave the jar to steep for about a week. Twice a day, give the jar a swirl to help all the sugar dissolve.
Strain the gin with a sieve and cloth to remove the peaches. Decant the liquid into a clean bottle.
Hints, Tips & Variations
How to Serve Peach Gin
- Use the best quality, ripe but not over-ripe peaches.
- Adjust the sweetness to taste.
- Swap the peaches for nectarines for variety.
- Add a few almonds to make a peach and almond gin.
- Orange helps to enhance peach flavour, so add a few shavings of orange zest to the jar.
- Keep in the fridge once strained.
- As is, either over the rocks or straight up.
- Add some botanicals. Herbs and berries, such as a few crushed raspberries and a spring of basil, are delicious.
- Make a peach kir (Kir Pêche) by adding wine, or a Kir Pétillant or Royale with sparkling wine or champagne.
- Peach pairs wonderfully with blue cheese. A shot of peach gin makes an excellent accompaniment to a cheeseboard.
- This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg