Peach Fuzz Vodka Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Peach Fuzz Vodka cocktail is a delightful concoction that has its roots in the southern United States, where peaches are a staple fruit. It's a popular choice for those who enjoy a fruity, refreshing cocktail with a hint of sweetness. This cocktail is perfect for those hot summer days when you're looking for something to cool you down.

  • Origin: Southern United States
  • Ideal for: Summer days, fruit lovers

How Peach Fuzz Vodka Tastes?

The Peach Fuzz Vodka cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, tart, and slightly tangy flavors. The sweetness of the peach nectar is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the lime juice, while the vodka adds a subtle kick that makes this cocktail refreshingly crisp.

Interesting facts about Peach Fuzz Vodka

  • The Peach Fuzz Vodka cocktail is often served in a highball glass, which allows the drinker to fully enjoy its vibrant color and aroma.
  • Despite its sweet taste, this cocktail is relatively low in calories, making it a popular choice for those watching their weight.
  • The name 'Peach Fuzz' refers to the soft, fuzzy skin of a ripe peach, which is a key ingredient in this cocktail.


A few good options for Peach Fuzz Vodka are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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  • Vodka (2 oz) offers the alcoholic base for the cocktail. Its neutral flavor allows the peach and lime flavors to shine. If you skimp on the vodka, you'll get a more juice-like drink; too much, and you might overpower the delicate peach flavor. Think of it as the canvas for our peachy masterpiece.

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Peach Nectar

  • Peach Nectar (4 oz) is the star ingredient that provides the signature peach flavor. This sweet, fruity liquid is key, as it marries well with the vodka while giving the cocktail its name. No peach nectar, no Peach Fuzz. If you feel peachy keen, though, apricot nectar could be a playful alternative; just expect a tarter drink.

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Lime Juice

  • Lime Juice (1 oz) adds freshness and zing, balancing out the sweetness of the peach and simple syrup. Without it, you'd lose some of the drink's bright character. A lemon could pinch-hit, but the lime is really the MVP here, bringing its own unique citrus profile to the party.

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Simple Syrup

  • Simple Syrup (1 oz) is the sweetener that rounds out the sharpness of the lime and enhances the cocktail's overall palatability. Too little, and the drink might pucker your lips; too much, and you're sipping sugar water. Agave nectar is a possible substitute for an exotic twist, but beware: It's sweeter, so you'll need less.

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Peach Slice

  • Peach Slice (1) isn't just a pretty face; it's an aromatic garnish that invites you to sniff before you sip, enhancing your sensory experience. Leaving it out would be like skipping the cherry on top of a sundae; sure, it's still good, but you're missing the 'Instagrammable' moment.

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Mint Leaves

  • Mint Leaves (2) provide a refreshing aroma and a pop of color. They also offer a cool contrast to the cocktail's sweetness. Mintless? It's not the end of the world, but why miss out on making your drink a breath of fresh air?

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Recipe. How to make Peach Fuzz Vodka Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, peach nectar, lime juice, and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  5. Garnish with a peach slice and mint leaves.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully combine all the ingredients.
  • Serve immediately after preparing to maintain the freshness of the cocktail.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp: The sweet and succulent flavors of the shrimp complement the fruity notes of the Peach Fuzz Vodka cocktail.
  • Charcuterie Board: The variety of cheeses and meats can balance well with the sweetness of the peach and the acidity of the lime.

Main Courses

  • Barbecue Chicken: The cocktail's fruitiness pairs nicely with the smoky and sometimes spicy flavors of barbecue sauce.
  • Pork Tenderloin with Peach Glaze: Echoing the peach flavors in both the dish and the drink creates a harmonious dining experience.


  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Simple vanilla acts as a neutral base allowing the peachy cocktail flavors to stand out.
  • Lemon Tart: The citrus from the lime juice in the cocktail will bring out a nice tartness in the dessert.

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What you could change in Peach Fuzz Vodka

  • Vodka: You can substitute the vodka with gin or rum for a different flavor profile.
  • Peach Nectar: If you can't find peach nectar, you can use peach juice or puree instead.
  • Lime Juice: Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for lime juice.

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Spicy Peach

  • Add a 1/2 oz of jalapeño-infused simple syrup. This will introduce a spicy kick that complements the sweetness of the peach nectar.
  • Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 4 oz peach nectar, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz jalapeño-infused simple syrup, 1 peach slice, 2 mint leaves.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, just swap out the simple syrup. The biting contrast will awaken your taste buds and add depth to the cocktail's profile.

Fizzy Fuzz

  • Top off the cocktail with 2 oz of soda water. The added carbonation brings an effervescent texture that makes the drink lighter and more refreshing.
  • Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 4 oz peach nectar, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, 2 oz soda water, 1 peach slice, 2 mint leaves.
  • Recipe: Make the original cocktail, then gently stir in the soda water before garnishing. It will zing on your tongue and dance with the flavors in a bubbly ballet.

Bourbon Peach Smash

  • Replace vodka with bourbon to give the cocktail a woody depth and warmth, perfect for those cooler evenings.
  • Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon, 4 oz peach nectar, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, 1 peach slice, 2 mint leaves.
  • Recipe: Shake the bourbon, peach nectar, lime juice, and simple syrup over ice, then strain. This version is for when your soul needs a hug and your taste buds want a thrill.

In case you forgot basics how to make Peach Fuzz Vodka

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Peach Fuzz Vodka

What type of vodka works best with this recipe?

While any kind of vodka can work, using a peach-flavored vodka could intensify the fruity taste of the cocktail.

Can this cocktail be made in advance?

It's advisable to make this cocktail right before serving to preserve its fresh taste. However, you can prepare the vodka, peach nectar, lime juice, and simple syrup mix in advance and refrigerate. Add ice and garnish just before serving.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you can simply omit the vodka and substitute it with more peach nectar or sparkling water.

What's the best way to get peach nectar?

You can find bottled peach nectar in many grocery stores. For a fresher taste, you can also make your own by juicing ripe peaches.

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