Fruit liqueurs from the home kitchen were first used by the people primarily as medicinal preparations, and it was only then that kasinjes began to be consumed as sweet intoxicating drinks for enjoyment. Peach liqueur is certainly one of the favorites. Like the popular Italian Limuncello, peach liqueur is also sold, but it is certainly much more enjoyable when it comes from home-made products, prepared according to the traditional recipes of our region. Peach liqueur is a delicious, healthy and tempting alcoholic beverage, excellent as an aperitif for any occasion.
Peaches are used in cooking as a dessert and production fruit, in addition to ripe fresh fruit. The peach fruit, rich in nutrients and useful substances, is used for the recipes. In home cooking, it is used to prepare jams, marmalades and sweets, which can be eaten all year round. Dried peaches are also an excellent source of useful ingredients, and juices and compotes from this fruit are also popular. An excellent peach liqueur deserves a special place.
Nutritious and medicinal peach
Peach fruit is a treasure trove of nutrients. It contains a large amount of vitamins, minerals, essential oils, organic acids, fruit sugars, fibers and other ingredients. Peaches are considered to be extremely beneficial for various health conditions. Peach products have some of the positive effects of fresh fruit, so they are also recommended in the diet.
Peaches are an excellent antioxidant and help the body to get rid of excess toxins and waste materials, and protect the liver and stomach. They are good for eye health and clarity of vision. They are rich in natural sugars and are recommended for people who want to lose weight. In addition, it is believed that they can help in the fight against aging and keep the skin looking fresh and shiny. Due to the large amount of nutrients, they feed the entire body, have a mild calming effect, are believed to act as an aphrodisiac, and contain enzymes that are necessary for the prevention of cancer and heart disease.
Recipes for peach liqueur
Peach liqueur is the ideal way to enjoy the benefits of this juicy fruit in one fine intoxicating drink. Homemade liqueur is prepared simply, and various ingredients can be used in the preparation, which will give the drink additional properties and a special aroma. The following are some suggestions for preparing homemade liqueur.
Peach liqueur with white wine – Wine and rum give a specific aroma to all fruit liqueurs, including peach liqueur. The recipe is simple, and the following ingredients are required for its preparation:
- 1 kg of ripe peaches
- 300 g of sugar
- 2 vanilla sugar
- 5 dl of white dessert wine
- 2 dl of rum
Wash the peaches, peel them carefully and cut them into cubes. Place in a cooking pot, sprinkle with sugar and add wine. Cook everything together until it boils for a few more minutes. Leave to cool, then pour rum and add vanilla sugar. Mix everything well and pour into bottles. Liqueur is also excellent if pieces of peach remain in it. It can also be strained, and the fruit can be used to prepare desserts.
Peach liqueur with orange and lemon – Citruses give this drink a special, sour and refreshing note. They are also an excellent source of vitamins and other useful ingredients, and in combination with peaches, they give the drink additional positive properties. To prepare the liqueur, you need:
- 15 peaches
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- 1 liter of homemade brandy
- 600 g of brown sugar
- 2 vanilla sugar
Wash the peaches and cut them into cubes, also wash the lemon and orange and cut them into smaller pieces or rings. Put the fruit in a jar and pour the brandy, then let it stand for at least three weeks, in a dark place. After that, strain the fruit, then add sugar and vanilla sugar to the liquid. Leave everything together for the same amount of time, stirring occasionally so that the sugar dissolves well.
Peach liqueur with stones – Peach liqueur will have an even better aroma and taste if honey and kernels from fruit stones are added to the recipe. In addition to its specific taste, honey is known as a real super food, and it gives this drink additional useful properties. It’s necessary:
- 1 kg of peaches
- 1 orange
- 200 g of sugar
- 50 g of honey
- 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
- 1 liter of 38% alcohol
Wash the peaches, dry them and cut them into cubes, and crush the pits and save the core for extra flavor. Peel the orange and squeeze the juice. Mix peaches, cores, orange peel, sugar, honey and coriander in a jar and cover with alcohol. Leave to stand for six weeks and finally strain and pour into bottles.