Friday, 26 April 2013

Peach Moon

Peach Moon - Blue Moon beer, peach schnapps and orange juice.

Blue Moon beer, peach schnapps and orange juice. Quite easily my new favourite drink for the summer. I saw this, as many others have, on Pinterest as it's making the rounds. I liked it and tucked it away to have a look at later when I had the ingredients to make it. 

I finally bought myself some Blue Moon, clicked on the link and realized it was just a link to a restaurant's drink menu - no recipe!! 

Aarrrgh!! How much peach schnapps?? How much OJ?? Is it like a shandy type drink with half OJ and half beer or the type you just add a shot of OJ to? Sigh....a further google search came up with pretty much nothing.

So, I got experimenting and actually fell in love with the first proportions I put together - 1 shot of peach schnapps, 2 shots of orange juice to one 330ml bottle of Blue Moon. It's gorgeous: peachy, refreshing and like summer in a glass - enjoy!

Peach Moon

• 1 x 330ml bottle of original Blue Moon beer
• 1.5 fl oz shot of Archer's Peach Schnapps
• 3 fl oz shot of smooth orange juice
• slice of orange

Pour the Blue Moon slowly into a large glass about halfway, add the schnapps and orange juice, give it a little stir then fill the glass up with the rest of the blue moon and give it another little stir. Add a slice of orange to the glass for garnish.

Source: Seen on Pinterest from Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.


This is Blue Moon for those who haven't heard of it (vegan as well of course). It's a Belgian style white beer (from America) and as stated on the bottle "Brewed with white wheat and oats, Blue Moon features a crisp wheat finish and the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander." It comes in other flavours but it's this original one you want to use here. For the record, I do love this beer on it's own as well!

There are other brands of peach schnapps but Archer's is vegan according to Barnivore and the one I used here.


11 comments:

  1. Blue Moon is my husband's favourite beer too.I wish it was gluten free for me though LOL
    I might try this recipe with New Planet Gluten Free Beer...sounds delicious!! :)

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    1. I'm sure that would be delicious too! :-)

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  2. What is schnapps in Ireland? In germany Schnaps is always a clear spirit made from grains, but this looks like a sweet liqueur?

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    1. Hi Mihl! Sorry for the late posting of your question and response here, I was unwell all weekend (NOT related to this drink - haha!)

      Archers Peach Schnapps would be both those things I suppose, it's a clear spirit (not sure what made of but probably grains) - it's also VERY sweet but not as "syrupy" in texture as liqueurs tend to be.

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  3. I love Blue Moon! It's pretty much the only beer I'll drink nowadays.

    And this recipe sounds absolutely refreshing! Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. It is so refreshing! Hope you like it too :-)

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  4. This reminds me of the classic Chilean drink Fan-Schop (beer and fanta orange) though I imagine much nicer! I love Blue Moon but I'm allergic to oranges. I might give it a go with peach nectar instead.

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    1. Beer and Fanta - wow! haha, gotta say mixing anything with beer is a whole new concept for me but this was a good introduction :-) Bet it would be lovely with peach!

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  5. I've seen this on Pinterest before and was disappointed that it didn't have a recipe for it, so thank you for experimenting and sharing your recipe!

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  6. I love making cocktails with beer! I've only had beer-ritas, but this I'll have to try next!

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