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Mmm lovely, the best for peach snapps!
Archers Peach County Schnapps
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Archers Peach County Schnapps
Advantages: Refreshing, light weight, easy to drink
Disadvantages: Bit expensive
Archers in my opinion is the best leading producer of peach schnapps around. It offers a unique taste of fresh peaches, and is simply delicious. Some alcoholics drinks can be very strong, such as vodka, but this one tastes quite soft, and isn't hard to drink. I don't tend to have it over winter, it to me is far more of a hot summers day refreshment drink! I occasionally have it out at night, but it is too classy to get drunk off!
The mix I like of this is to add lemonade to it, to make it really refreshing - especially if it has ice cubes or ice cold lemonade in it. It has a very fruity taste to it, so adding lemonade is the perfect partner. In fact, Archers always taste nicer when it has been stored in the fridge for a few hours before you drink it, it tastes slightly less sweet than normal. I often go for one measurement of it in a drink, instead of doubling up, because I find it can be a bit too sweet when there is too much in, and so in the case, less is more. Many other shooters I like have peach schnapps in them, but I think you can tell when you have the Archers label, it is like choosing Smirnoff over cheaper brands - you can tell the difference in the quality. Many cocktails can be created using this too.
There are many different flavours available in the Archers brand, but I haven't tried any - but these include: Archers apple, lime and cranberry.
The bottles vary from place to place, but in ASDA and in most supermarkets it is a stylish, sleek white bottle, with the label and red writing displaying which flavour it is. The most common size to find is 70cl, I haven't come across any smaller sizes yet. It is 21%, so not as strong as most spirits, but strong enough.
If you spill it, it is quite a sticky liquid, and smells very sweet and fruity! So a bit of a pain if it gets down you, (yes it has happened to me!)
The prices vary.. in the summer it is a common drink to be put on offer, e.g 2 bottles for £22, or £20. A a single bottle ASDA sell it for around £12, some other supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsburys sell it for around £13. These are the 70cl bottles. However, sometimes there have £1-2 off it, it just depends on the deal at the time. Sometimes you can get miniature bottles of it, as testers (but I've only seen these on Ebay).
I recommend it to people, but I think because of the fruitiness it is an acquired taste. My boyfriends opinion of it is that it is far to sweet, he compares it to Calpol! But I love it, gorgeous summer nights drink and refreshing.
Summary: Lovely summer drink to have over BBQs and at the pub on a lazy afternoon
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