There are many ways to make a tasty peach margarita and we have a few versions that can shake up your margarita routine. Whether you're looking for a boozy peach smoothie, one that shows off fresh peaches in season, or one that can be mixed up any time of year, there's a recipe here for you.
The beauty of any peach margarita is the subtle and sweet taste of those luscious peaches. When possible, it's best to use fresh peaches. However, you can always turn to that trusty bottle of peach schnapps when needed.
Using a combination of fresh peaches and peach schnapps is one of the best ways to enjoy a peach margarita. This blended cocktail is perfect for the peak of peach season or any summer party. It's fun, easy, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.
After blending, if you find that the mix is too thick, add an extra splash of juice or schnapps. If it's too thin, add a couple extra ice cubes. Blend again until it's your desired consistency.
This recipe can be split to make two small drinks or you can enjoy the entire batch yourself. If you have leftovers, store the blender pitcher in the freezer until it's time for the next round.
Super Fresh Peach Margarita
There are many varieties of peaches to choose from. When the produce section fills with these sweet fruits of summer, take advantage of the opportunity to create the freshest peach margarita possible. It is a fabulous way to explore the different flavors of peaches and play with a custom blend of the varieties you find.
Better yet, this recipe doesn't require a blender. It's not too sweet, either. Instead, it's a simple variation on the original shaken margarita that allows the fresh fruit to shine in all its peachy glory.
The recipe does require that you make a puree of fresh peaches. There are a couple methods you can use:
- Skin and pit fresh peaches and place them in a blender or food processor with about 1 tablespoon sugar for every two peaches. Blend until smooth (the consistency of applesauce).
- Muddle peach slices with about 1 teaspoon of sugar per peach (or to taste), mashing them until a paste is created.
Store any leftover puree in a jar with a tight-sealing lid. It should be good in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To make the peach margarita, pour 1 1/2 ounces tequila, 1/2 ounce each triple sec and lime juice, and 1 ounce peach puree in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a peach slice.
Tip: To prevent your peach garnish from turning brown, dunk it into a little lemon juice. It's the same trick used for apple garnishes and other oxygen-sensitive fruits.
Year-Round Peach Margarita
There will be times when you crave a sweet, peachy margarita and no fresh peaches can be found.
Rather than turn to canned peaches, grab one of our favorite peach-flavored spirits and pour a little schnapps into the mix.
To make the drink, combine 1 1/2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce peach schnapps, and 1/2 ounce each of triple sec and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass rimmed with salt or sugar.
Tip: You can serve any margarita in any glass you like: margarita, cocktail, and rocks glasses are the most popular. This last recipe is perfect in a double old-fashioned (aka rocks) glass with an ice ball, though you can serve it "up" as well.
How Strong Are These Peach Margaritas?
To estimate the alcohol content of these margarita recipes, let's make a few assumptions about the liquor. We will use an 80-proof tequila, 48-proof schnapps, and 60-proof triple sec. Your drinks may vary depending on the brands you choose, but this will give you a general idea of how strong a peach margarita can be.
- Frozen Peach Margarita: 12 percent ABV (24 proof)
- Fresh Peach Margarita: 18 percent ABV (36 proof)
- Peach Schnapps Margarita: 24 percent ABV (48 proof)
As you can see, the fresh peach drinks are considerably lighter than the last recipe, which is made almost entirely of liquor. Yet, any way you choose to mix it up, there's no doubt that the peach margarita is a great drink.