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Archers Peach Schnapps
Archers Peach County Schnapps
Member Name: rackerss
Archers Peach County Schnapps
Advantages: sweet, delicious, not too strong
Disadvantages: very sticky, a bit sickly
Archers is a brand of peach schnapps which is 18% ABV. Because it is so sweet Archers is quite high in calories; per 25ml shot there is about 70 calories and 6.5g of sugar so if you're really counting calories, it takes up a lot! Peach schnapps is not like authentic German schnaps which has no added sugar and is usually a lot stronger. Archers has added sugar which makes it more of a syrup and the taste is very peachy, but not very natural. As I've mentioned before, it is sweet; the kind of drink that makes your teeth a bit fuzzy, but I have a massive sweet tooth and I think it's delicious.
In the shops a 70cl bottle of archers will set you back between £12 and £15. I honestly wouldn't recommend going for the cheaper options (e.g. Orchards) because it just isn't anywhere near as good. The price of archers is cheaper than most vodka or rum because the alcohol percentage is lower.
==Ways to drink Archers==
I sometimes drink archers as a shot on its own as it doesn't taste too strong and doesn't burn as it goes down. There aren't usually any special deals on archers shots in bars, though so it's not always the cheapest way to drink. The taste is very fruity and sweet, but it's also very sticky so don't spill any! If you don't have a sweet tooth, though, this might taste a bit like shotting undiluted squash!
A very popular drink is archers and lemonade. I've worked in many bars and this is probably one of the drinks I've been asked for most. It is very girly, though, and you wouldn't see many men drinking it! The fizz of the lemonade really compliments the taste. Archers have also released a pre-mixed drink called Archers Aqua which is a 5% alcopop that is similar to archers and lemonade, but mixed with some other fruit flavourings.
One of my favourite cocktails to make and drink is sex on the beach. Along with archers, the ingredients are vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice and grenadine syrup. For me, this is the taste of summer - really sweet and fruity. I also like woo-woos which are archers, vodka, cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime.
As with most liqueurs, archers is best served cold. I personally keep mine in the fridge and sometimes the freezer and I always put lots of ice in my drinks!
Summary: a great ingredient for cocktails or mixed with lemonade
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