Three distinct ingredients: vodka, Amaretto and Peach Schnapps, can be added to any number of drinks for a great tasting shooter or cocktail. It's no secret why this is the case. Each ingredient has qualities that make it a surefire hit in a mixed drink.
Vodka is wonderful as a flavorless but powerful base. Amaretto is known for its nutty sweetness. Peach Schnapps is renowned for having a refreshing, but not overwhelming, fruit flavor. Each of these drinks can be enjoyed alone, but when they are combined, a number of delicious delights can come into existence.
Drinks with Vodka, Amaretto and Peach Schnapps
Finding recipes that include all three of ingredients together may be difficult, but it's best not to just wing it. Using the correct proportions is essential for creating a drink that is not overpowering.
Here are a few recipes that combine these flavors in full force for a drink you won't soon forget:
Begin this delicious cocktail with two thirds of an ounce of vodka and one third of an ounce of Peach Schnapps. Add just a splash of Amaretto and as much or as little orange juice as you'd like. Shake the ingredients together with ice, and strain them into a glass. Top the drink off with a few drops of grenadine for effect, and serve on the rocks.
The royalty shot is a very simple drink to make with vodka, Amaretto and Peach Schnapps. The only additional ingredients you'll need are Chambord liqueur and cranberry juice. This very sweet shot doesn't pack the punch that many similar shots will, but it is delicious nonetheless.
To make it, mix together two ounces of Chambord and one ounce each of Amaretto, Peach Schnapps and vodka. Add a splash of cranberry juice to the mixture. Pour all of the ingredients into a shot glass and serve.
The Love Potion
The love potion is similar in flavor to the royalty shot. While the person who receives the drink might not fall in love with you, he or she is certain to love the drink you've created. To make this delectable potion, you will need three parts cranberry juice, two parts orange juice and one part each of Peach Schnapps, Amaretto and vodka. Shake the ingredients with ice for several seconds. Strain and serve in a chilled glass.
Most everyone remembers Kool-Aid drinks from childhood, but this "killer" version is a horse of a different color. To make it, first fill a highball glass to the top with crushed ice. Then add your ingredients in layers. Start with three ounces of sweetened cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail, mixed with one and a half ounces of vodka. Next, add a layer of half an ounce of Amaretto. Finally, add a layer of half an ounce of Peach Schnapps. Serve it just so.
Death by Sex
The death by sex shot is arguably one of the more exciting shots served in bars around the country. Death by sex is a colorful, quick drink with plenty to please the senses. Begin with one and a half ounces of vodka and a quarter ounce of Peach Schnapps. Round off with a half ounce each of gin, Southern Comfort, Amaretto and Triple Sec. Add a dash of orange juice and a dash of cranberry juice. Then strain the ingredients into a shot glass and serve.
Here's a liquor-heavy cocktail that combines the flavors of several different ingredients, and it packs a huge wallop. The exotic flavors of this drink might be too overwhelming for some.Start with one ounce of sour mix, a few drops of grenadine and a splash of pineapple juice. Add a half ounce of Peach Schnapps and the same amount of Amaretto, Triple Sec, vodka and a white rum. Shake all of the ingredients together and pour them into a chilled glass. Garnish with a decorative umbrella.
Selecting Your Drink
While all of these drinks make use of the same ingredients, each can have a dramatically different flavor and appearance. Selecting your favorite is a matter of personal taste, so try them all before deciding which one is the best. At the very least, it can make for a fun taste-testing experience ... just don't try them all at the same time! >