Get the sweet taste of summer with our moonshine peaches recipe!
With the summer months so close you can almost taste it-the time has come to start thinking about what is most important-summer drinks and treats. Nothing says summer like sweet juicy peaches-but what about peaches with moonshine? An absolute classic!
While moonshine is often consumed straight out of the jar, there are many ways to enjoy your moonshine. In fact, we have options to suit every single taste, even those who prefer to eat their moonshine rather than drink it.
Moonshine cherries are a popular recipe to add a pop of cherry (and moonshine) into any drink or dessert. Of course, many choose to simply pop a few moonshine cherries into their mouths to enjoy their unique bite any time and any where.
Moonshine cherries are so beloved at our office that we have even named our air still after this sweet treat with a moonshine bite. Of course, this is a nod to its bright red hue, but also its compact size and sweet ability to produce delicious shine.
Moonshine cherries are simple to make and delicious to enjoy. The process for making moonshine cherries is the exact same as moonshine peaches.
Check out our Moonshine Cherries Recipe
Craving something savory rather than sweet? You can’t do better than the satisfying crunch of moonshine pickles. While a moonshine pickle is not usually added to favorite cocktails, it can still be a great option to be served at your next get together or the perfect after work snack.
Not only can you enjoy the crunch of a moonshine pickle but you can also take a shot of moonshine pickle juice to chase it with if you dare.
Check out our Moonshine Pickle Recipe
Moonshine Peaches for Ice Cream
Moonshine peaches are a little different of an edible treat as these peaches are designed to be a dessert topping. In our opinion, they are an ideal companion to a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
If it was actually possible to improve on a perfect bowl of vanilla ice cream after a long day, these moonshine peaches would be that ideal upgrade.
Of course, these peaches are also delicious on their own or would make a delicious add on to any peach cocktail.
A Simple But Delicious Recipe
Moonshine peaches require nothing more than lemon juice, moonshine and fresh peaches. With proper preservation, these peaches can last months, but we doubt once you try them they will last that long!
How to Make Moonshine
Moonshine is at the heart of this recipe and with our help you can learn to make it well. Making moonshine can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
Making moonshine can be as simple as fermenting sugar, water and yeast. A simple sugar recipe is easy and inexpensive to make.
Using our Moonshine Cherry to distill makes the process as painless as possible. Our Moonshine Cherry uses plug and play technology so you can easily make moonshine at the press of a button. With its internal cooling system, using the moonshine cherry could not be easier.
How to Make Moonshine Peaches
Making moonshine peaches is a simple process with a delicious result.
Preparing your Jars
The first step is to determine if you need to sterilize your jars before canning. If you will need to sterilize your jars you can do so by submerging them in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.
You will not need to sterilize your jars if they will be processed in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes or more or if they will be processed in a pressure canner.
Preparing Your Peaches
The first step is to blanch your peaches. To do this boil enough water to cover several peaches. Once your water hits a boil reduce to a simmer and put your peaches in the water to blanch for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds remove the peaches and place them in an ice bath to cool.
Once you have blanched your peaches you should be able to easily remove the skin from your peaches.
Cut the peaches into sections and remove the pit. Place the peach sections into a bowl with water and ¼ cup lemon juice.
Delicious Moonshine Peaches Recipe
Indulge in delicious moonshine peaches. The perfect addition to any dessert or cocktail.
6 lbs ripe peaches
1/2 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice, divide in ½
- 6 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup moonshine
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Follow the instructions above for preparing your jars
Blanch your peaches
Remove the skin of your peaches and cut into sections removing the pit
Place the peaches into a bowl of water with ¼ cup lemon juice
In a large pot combine the sugar, water, cornstarch and remaining lemon juice in a large pot.
Bring the ingredients to a boil while whisking to combine. Once boiled, add the peaches.
Boil for one minute and then remove from heat
Allow to cool and then add moonshine
Funnel the mixture into the jars, ensure the rims of your jar are clean, and top with a hot lid and band.
Process the cans in boiling water for 25 minutes then remove from heat and let sit on the countertop to cool for 24 hours.
You will know your jars are properly sealed if your lids pop. If they do not pop, reprocess your jars.
Allow your peaches to infuse for at least two weeks before consuming. Your peaches can be stored in a cool, dry place for 6 months.