This is peach country, and I do love peaches. So this year I decided to see if I could capture a little bit of golden, peachy, summery goodness for a future wintry day. The recipe for peach brandy that I found is simple: peaches, sugar, yeast, water. Cover, stir occasionally.
Decanted it last night. Don't know what the alcohol content is but, hoo boy, those chunks of peaches pack a punch - I'm betting that lighting a match over them would produce a nice blue flame. Couldn't bear to throw them out - I'm thinking they need to go over some really good vanilla ice cream.
The brandy is now bottled and put away. In about 6 months I'll check and see if it has smoothed out and clarified. Maybe I will have managed to capture a little bit of golden summer in a bottle.