Peach Liqueur

1 cup water
2 lbs. fresh ripe peaches, stemmed and washed
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. orange zest
1 1/2 cups 100 proof vodka
1 cup brandy
4 drops yellow food coloring

Make a simple syrup by bringing sugar and water to a boil over medium
high heat stirring constantly to prevent scorching. When clear remove
from heat and let stand until just warm.

Cut peaches in half, remove pits and slice thin. Place peaches, pits and
citrus zests in a clean 2 quart jar. Pour syrup over peaches and add
vodka, brandy and food coloring. Cover tightly and let stand in a cool
dark place for 2 weeks.

Transfer liqueur to clean container, cover and let stand for 2 to 3
weeks more.

Rack or filter into final container such as a wine bottle, fruit jar or

Makes approximately 1 quart