Easy Peach Simple Syrup Recipe – delicious simple syrup made with fresh peaches – perfect for cocktails and other drinks!
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Simple Syrup from Canned or Fresh Peaches
If you love fresh, juicy summer peaches, you’re going to love this delicious recipe for one of our favorite cocktail and drink hacks – peach simple syrup!
Simple syrup is incredibly easy to make, and adds so much flavor to drinks and dishes. It’s really flexible, and a great way to add a sweet, flavorful kick to drinks without watering them down or adding grainy sugar!
This peach simple syrup is simple, easy, and incredibly delicious – packed with flavor of one of our favorite summer fruits for a great way to add additional flavor to your favorite drinks and other recipes!
Stir this simple syrup into a gin and tonic, margarita, sangria mimosas, peach bellinis – or even some Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade, Sparkling Pineapple Lemon and Lime Soda, or even Easy Blueberry Peach Cobbler Recipe for an extra kick of peach!
We hope you love this recipe as much as we do.
What is Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is a simple mixture of sugar and water – boiled so the sugar dissolves and is not grainy.
Simple syrup is a delicious, easy way to sweeten drinks, add flavor to cocktails and mocktails, and even flavor recipes.
You can make all sorts of different simple syrup flavors – like the juniper cardamom simple syrup we made for one of our favorite gin and tonic recipes – but for this recipe, we’re using fresh, or fresh-frozen summer peaches.
How To Make Simple Syrup
To make this simple syrup, we will need the following ingredients:
- Frozen peaches: The frozen peaches bring a sweet and fruity flavor to the simple syrup. You can use fresh peaches if they’re in season, but frozen peaches work well too and are available year-round.
- Granulated sugar: The sugar is used to sweeten the syrup and make it thick and syrupy. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking, depending on how sweet you want the syrup to be.
- Water: The water is used to dissolve the sugar and create the syrup. You can use filtered water to ensure that the syrup is clean and free of impurities.
Once the ingredients are assembled, we will use the following process:
- Prep. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and let set for 30 minutes to cool.
- Strain. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle to remove the peaches.
Tips and Tricks to Perfect Peach Simple Syrup
To make simple syrup, you will boil water and dissolve sugar, stirring often, until it has combined and dissolved completely.
For this recipe, as we’re adding peaches, we’re going to simply add the peaches in with the simple syrup and then strain them out – leaving tons of fresh flavor in the syrup!
For this recipe, we are using frozen peaches or fresh peaches (if you can’t get fresh peaches, using freshly-frozen is a delicious, easy way to pack this recipe full of peach flavor) to boil with water while dissolving sugar to create a syrup.
If using fresh peaches, look for ripe peaches and remove peach pits – we like to lightly mash the peach fruit to get even more flavor from the peaches as they cook!
We prefer using frozen or fresh peaches for this recipe – but if you can’t get either, canned peaches can work in a pinch.
Please be sure to use only peaches packed in water – not in syrup – as it will be far too sweet and throw off the flavor of your simple syrup.
Be sure to use frozen peaches that do not have any sugar added.
Peach simple syrup can last in the refrigerator for up to one week when stored in an airtight container.
Yes, you can use fresh peaches if they’re in season. Simply peel and chop the peaches, and follow the recipe as written.
Yes, you can use other types of fruit to make simple syrup, such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. The process is the same, but you may need to adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit.
Peach simple syrup can be used to sweeten iced tea, lemonade, or cocktails like Easy Peach Margaritas. It’s a great way to add a fruity flavor without using fresh fruit.
Yes, you can make the syrup thicker by cooking it for a longer time or adding more sugar. Just be careful not to burn the syrup or over-thicken it.
Yes, you can use honey, agave nectar, or another sweetener instead of sugar to make the syrup. Just keep in mind that the flavor and sweetness level may be different.
Yes, you can freeze peach simple syrup in an airtight container or ice cube tray for up to three months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before using it.
Drink Recipes You’ll Love
Looking for a delicious drink recipe you want to try with some peach simple syrup? We love using this recipe in our Easy Peach Margaritas Recipe – but it’s also great in Easy Frozen Gin and Tonics, Champagne Fizz Cocktail, or Port and Tonic Cocktails for an extra burst of fresh peach flavor!
For more of our favorite easy drinks, we’re rounding up some of our favorite recent recipes below:
You can find our complete drinks recipe index here.
Easy Peach Simple Syrup Recipe
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Easy Peach Simple Syrup Recipe - delicious simple syrup made with fresh peaches - perfect for cocktails and other drinks!
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and let set for 30 minutes to cool.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle to remove the peaches.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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