Vodka is a perfect vehicle for the sweet flavors and bright colors of ripe summertime peaches, soaking up all the juicy elements from the fruit in a matter of days. If unsure if you’ve let your vodka steep enough to absorb the flavors from the peach, try testing a small amount with seltzer. If you can taste the peach, it’s ready for all sorts of fresh and fruity cocktails!
3-4 fresh peaches, depending on size
1 750ml bottle of good quality Vodka
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 whole cloves
3 whole allspice berries
Wash the peaches and cut in half to remove the pit. Slice each half into two equal wedges. Place your peaches in the bottom of large glass jar. Add sugar, cloves and allspice before adding the vodka and sealing tightly. Place out of direct sunlight and let steep for 7-10 days. Once infused, strain the vodka through cheesecloth and discard the peaches. Finished vodka will keep indefinitely in an airtight decanter or jar.
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