11 Peach Cocktails for Summer Sippin'
There is no shortage of ways to use up fresh summer peaches — use them in cobblers or smoothies or fresh salads. But perhaps there is no better way to use bountiful peaches than in a refreshing summer cocktail. These peach cocktails feature fresh peaches, frozen peaches, and peach liquors for a burst of summer flavor. Peaches make everything a little bit sweeter, and booze is no exception. Discover 11 peach cocktails that will leave you feeling peachy all summer long.
Alcoholic Sweet Peach Tea
Peach iced tea, but make it a cocktail. Vodka and peach schnapps give plain ol' sweet tea a boost. Reviewer says, "Quick to make and quite refreshing."
Refreshing Peach Sangria
Reviewer Cathy Derflinger Affleck says, "I have been searching for a sweeter sangria and will be making this again." This refreshing summertime sangria is made with white Zinfandel, lemon-lime soda, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice along with frozen fruit.
"A Bellini cocktail is a mixture of Italian Prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée or nectar and this recipe definitely hits the mark," says reviewer Crystal S. "Perfect for brunch, summer picnic, or an afternoon on the water."
Dane's Frozen Peach Margaritas
Fresh peaches give a ripe and juicy flavor to this mouthwatering blended margarita. "Very refreshing and a great summer cocktail," says reviewer Deb C.
Peachy Keen Long Island Iced Tea
This take on a classic cocktail has peach schnapps for extra fruity flavor. Reviewer Elizabeth Chambers says, "This was very smooth and delicious. I've frequently asked bartenders to add peach schnapps, especially in the summer."
Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash
When paired with grilled peaches and ginger ale, bourbon makes a great summertime liquor. Reviewer foodelicious says, "Peaches and bourbon are just so right together. Sip this one slowly, though. It's so delicious, you might down it too quickly and have to go lie down. In a hammock. In the shade."
Peachy Rye Julep
The Deb (Peach-Basil Bourbon Smash) Cocktail
Another bourbon-based cocktail makes the list. "A juicy way to wind down after a busy day, and a good way to use up ripe peaches. Made and named for my friend Deb on her birthday," says recipe creator Nicholio. "The peach-basil syrup makes 2 1/2 cups, enough for 8 to 10 cocktails. It keeps in the fridge for up to 3 weeks."
Throw your cares away with this stress-relieving mixture of vodka, rum, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Reviewer BSFONTAINE says, "Great coctail! We have served this to several groups and all were wanting the recipe."
Sex on the Beach III
This is a classic summertime cocktail that is similar to absolute stress, just without the rum. "Perfect. Just add some cherries and an orange slice to pretty it up more and your set," says reviewer Grumpy’s Honeybunch.
"This take on a whiskey smash cocktail uses peach nectar instead of lemon, and elevates the flavors with ginger liqueur and mint," says Julie Tremaine. "You don't have to be a bourbon lover to enjoy this drink, but you just might become one."