This quick and easy Peach Simple Syrup is the flavor infusion of the summer! A splash of this luscious syrup adds succulent, fruity flavor to teas, cocktails, baked goods (and much more!)
There’s nothing more satisfying than biting into a super sweet and juicy summer peach. These easy-to-follow instructions will show you how to make a sugar syrup infused with that same rejuvenating, fruity flavor.
To make this DIY peach syrup, you’ll simmer water, sugar, and peach juice until it becomes a thick syrup, perfect for enhancing just about anything sweet with delectable peach flavor.
That said, don’t buy the store-bought stuff! You’ll love homemade peach simple syrups because…
- It’s perfect for non-alcoholic beverages like peach lemonade and peach sweet tea.
- It brightens up basic cocktails with a fun, fruit-flavor.
- It’s lovely drizzled over breakfast pastries, cottage cheese, yogurt, and even icecream!
- You’ll only need 3 budget-friendly ingredients.
Ready to learn how to make peach simple syrup for drinks and desserts? Let’s do it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make peach-infused syrup:
- Water – If possible, use distilled water or filtered water for the freshest flavor and lessen the risk of contamination during storage.
- Peach Juice – Store-bought 100% peach juice like “Simply Peach Juice Drink” or 100% peach juice concentrate is perfect. You can also use the liquid from a can of peaches packed in 100% juice.
- Sugar – Finely granulated sugar or caster sugar is best for simple syrups, as the sugar granules are tiny and will dissolve quickly. You can also use coconut sugar or brown sugar. Your pear syrup will be darker and have deeper caramelized notes.
👉 Recommended tools: For this DIY syrup, you’ll need a small saucepan and an airtight container for storage. If you plan to make peach juice from fresh or frozen whole peaches, you’ll also need a manual or electric citrus juicer.
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Simmer until syrup thickens
First, combine the water, peach juice, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat ad let simmer until the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens.
2️⃣ Step Two: Let cool
Once the syrup has thickened, remove from heat and let cool.
3️⃣ Step Three: Store
Finally, pour the cooled peach syrup into a glass storage container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (or freeze into ice cubes and keep the cubes frozen in a freezer-friendly bag for up to 6 months).
💭 Questions + quick tips
It takes an extra couple of steps, but yes, you can make this with whole peaches. See below for instructions.
1. Bring water, sugar, and fresh or frozen diced peaches to a boil.
2. Then, lower the heat and simmer until the mixture thickens into a syrup and the peaches are extra soft and tender.
3. Remove from the heat and gently mash the peaches to release all of the juices.
4. Let cool. Then, strain the syrup through cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to remove the pulp.
DIY simple syrup infusions are always encouraged. However, you can purchase it premade. “Monin” brand flavored syrups are typically the easiest to find in stores. “Torani” & “Roses” are also good options.
No. If your syrup is a dark, amber color, it was cooked at too high a temperature and the sugar caramelized.
This peach syrup is perfect as is, but feel free to make it extra special with more flavor:
- “Peaches & Cream” Simple Syrup – Add pure vanilla extract .
- Peaches go great with cozy dessert spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
- A dash of pumpkin pie spice or gingerbread spice are also good options.
🍹How to serve
Make peach lemonade, peach tea, and sparkling peach water with a splash of peach syrup. You can also use it to elevate these blissful sips:
- Stir about a tablespoon of peach simple syrup into strawberry almond milk.
- Make an iced peach matcha latte. Use peach instead of pineapple syrup in this recipe.
- Sweeten this persimmon latte with a tablespoon of peach syrup.
Peach simple syrup is also delightful in cocktails like:
- Peach Margaritas – Shake 1.5 ounces of tequila, a splash of peach syrup, and freshly squeezed lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, strain into a tall salt-rimmed glass of fresh ice.
- Peach Martinis – Add 2 ounces of peach vodka, 1 ounce of peach syrup, a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
- Mimosas – Sweeten up a glass of bubbly champagne or prosecco with peach syrup.
- Spritzers – Add a splash to a glass of your favorite white wine or rose and top with sparkling water.
But wait, there’s more! You can drizzle your homemade syrup over:
- Vanilla Icecream
- French Toast
- Cakes & Cupcakes
🧊 How to store
Homemade simple syrups are great DIY gifts as they keep quite well if stored properly. To maximize the shelf-life, allow the syrup to cool completely before pouring it into a sterilized glass container:
Fridge: Cool, pour into a glass container, and store in the refrigerator for two weeks.
Freezer: Pour cooled simple syrup into ice cube trays, freeze, and store frozen cubes in a freezer-friendly bag for six months.
More fruit-infused simple syrup recipes
Are you looking for more fruit-flavored syrups? Check these out:
- Pear Simple Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
- Pineapple Ginger Syrup (Starbucks Copycat)
- Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Lemon Cordial Concentrate
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
Peach Simple Syrup
- 1 Saucepan small
- 1 glass jar or bottle for storage; sanitized
- 1/2 cup water filtered or distilled
- 1/2 cup peach juice freshly-squeezed or 100% juice concentrate
- 1 cup sugar
- Combine the water, peach juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until the water begins to boil (about 5 minutes).
- Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens (about 5 more minutes).
- Once the syrup thickens, remove the pot from the heat and let the syrup cool.
- Finally, pour the cooled peach syrup into a glass storage container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To freeze, pour the simple syrup into ice cube trays and freeze, then keep the cubes frozen in a freezer-friendly bag for up to 6 months.