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This for me has to be the ultimate summer drink. Tasty and refreshing! Although mainly mixed with Lemonade, I was introduced to Archers and Redbull which was very very sweet! I am not a fan of redbull so it wasnt for me but I can see the appeal!
Archers is available in most supermarkets, it comes in 70cl bottles for around £13 to £14. I have also tried copies of this and you can really tell the difference, it's a shame because they're so much cheaper.
The packaging is a large, frosted glass bottle with a reddish orange metal lid. There is information printed on the labels including the alcohol content which is 21%, the bottle contains 14.7 units and it is 245 calories per 100ml.
When you open the bottle, the strong peachy smells hits you instantly, it's very sweet and very fruity but still a soft smell. The taste of Archers on its own is very sweet and can be a bit sickly. It is quite thick and syrupy and it contains a lot of sugar. Unlike the copies of Archers, this doesn't have a harsh taste and the peach is the prominent flavour.
Peach Archers is most commonly mixed with lemonade, this is a great combination and they go together perfectly. To make it less sweet you can mix it with tonic which is also a nice combination. The fizz stops it being so syrupy and sickly. You can still taste the peachy taste when you mix it but it isn't overpowering although it's definitely a strong taste which stays throughout the drink. The peach taste itself is pleasant and doesn't taste too artificial.
Another popular combination is lemonade, orange juice and Archers, the fruity taste of the juice goes well with the fruity taste of the Archers. Any of these combinations can also be mixed with some tonic to cut away some of the sugary sweetness. It also goes great with juice on its own, such as cranberry or orange juice although I wouldn't choose something too sweet such as a tropical juice drink.
Archers is definitely best served with ice, it's a very, very refreshing drink and perfect for the warmer months. I recommend serving with some lemon or lime to add a tangy taste to the drink and cut through some of the sweetness. It easy to drink and when mixed, the peach flavour is more prominent than a harsh alcohol taste. I think this is a sign of the quality of Archers, it's a lot more expensive than the cheaper versions but I haven't tried a cheap version which compares to this in any way. It is unfortunate because the cheap versions are half the price and the supermarkets don't seem to put this on special offer very often at all.
I am taking one star off because of the high price for a 700ml bottle but overall this is a high quality drink. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys sweet, fruity tastes. I don't recommend it to anyone who prefers their drinks straight rather than mixed. It would be perfect for someone who wants a smooth, crisp and refreshing drink!
=Archers - Peach Schnapps=
I tend to drink these more at home, unless I go to a Wetherspoons pub, as in most pubs the price can be around £4 for Peach Schnapps and lemonade.
A bottle of the proper Archers is around £14 for a 70cl bottle, although there are cheaper versions, at around £6 to £8, you can tell the difference, the original is the best.
The bottle is a frosted glass bottle, and on the front has the label of "Archers Peach Schnapps" that it is a 70cl bottle and has a alcohol content of 21%
If I am out I will have a Archers and lemonade, as this is generally served as a long drink, there are some bars that do this as a shot but for it is too sweet in taste to have as a shot.
Archers can be used as a base for other drinks, at home I mix, Archers, Vodka and lemonade, it still keeps the sweetness of the Archers bit with the Vodka it has a kick with it.
=Alternatives to Lemonade=
You can serve this with orange juice or cranberry juice, as this is really refreshing, I have tried it with coke but that just did not mix well, so if its fizzy drinks it is back to the lemonade.
I will say that when you open the bottle of the Archers, you get hit with the strong aroma of peaches and this can feel over powering, but once with lemonade, you still get the peach smell, but not so strong.
The price that you pay for a 70cl bottle as I think it is too expensive, you can get the traditional spirits such as Vodka, Whisky and Rum for less than the cost of this.
3/5 - Unfortunatly the price just is a bug bearer, really it is a bottle than I now just buy at Christmas and one in the summer and once their gone, their gone!
I don't drink as much alcohol as I used to, but one drink that I still enjoy every now and again is a Peach Schnapps mixed with lemonade. I will occasionally purchase a bottle of my favourite brand of Peach Schnapps from the well known "Archers" brand, with this review outlining my experiences of the drink.
The drink is an alcoholic liqueur, and can be mixed with a variety of mixers such as lemonade or fruit juice, to create a refreshing long drink. Alternatively, the drink can be served as a liqueur alongside a black coffee, perhaps, or poured over plenty of crushed ice and sipped neat. I have sampled the Schnapps in a variety of these ways over the years, although nowadays I tend to mix it with lemonade and ice in a long glass and sip it on a hot evening.
The bottle of Archers Peach Schnapps that I have at home is the larger size, which is 70cl in size. The drink is 18% volume in terms of its alcoholic content, and I believe I paid around £14 for my bottle. I believe there is a smaller bottle available for around the £9 mark, but I have not bought this for a long time and find the larger bottle is more economical for my needs. Stockists include good off-license stores as well as some supermarkets such as Tesco, where the current price for the 70cl bottle is £13. (Info correct as @ June 2013).
The packaging is quite distinct, I think, and certainly the bottle is easy to spot among other offerings on the supermarket shelf. Comprising of a tall, slender bottle that is white in colour, with a sort of 'frosted' appearance to the glass, the familiar 'Archers Schnapps' branding appears on the front in colours of silver and red. The metallic lid screws off the bottle quite easily, and as soon as I do so I can detect the strong aroma of fresh peach. This is very sweet, but extremely inviting.
Pouring the clear-coloured liquid into a glass is very easy to do, as the liquid is completely runny and makes its escape quite easily from the bottle. I find that the strong smell of peach gains 'depth' at this stage of the preparation process, becoming quite strong and pungent, but without any unpleasant, sickly edge that would possibly be off-putting. I tend to pour the Schnapps into a glass of ice before adding the required amount of fizzy lemonade and mixing with a swizzle stick to ensure the Archers Schnapps is completely 'blended' into the lemonade. Failure to do this properly will occasionally see the Schnapps 'separate' slightly from the lemonade in the glass, as its density is slightly different to the lemonade. Not a huge issue for me, as I like the taste of the Archers Schnapps on its own, but other consumers may find it fruitful to swirl the drink with a straw or plastic swizzler when the drink is first mixed, and then again on occasion during consumption of the drink, between sips.
The taste is extremely refreshing, I find, particularly when the Schnapps has been mixed with ice and lemonade. I find it quenches my thirst on a hot evening, and I find too that the peach taste is quite authentic, without it feeling too 'synthetic' or false. With the fruity peach flavour being at the forefront of the schnapps taste, there is a strong sweetness present that is difficult to miss. I have to say that I do not find the drink's sweetness becomes overpowering or feels 'sickly' at all, but I believe that some consumers may find that it is too sweet for their own palate. I do think that Peach Schnapps is something of a 'marmite' drink, with some people shuddering at the thought of it, but I find it to be wonderfully refreshing and with a clear 'crispness' to its flavour that I really enjoy.
The drink's bottle contains a number of helpful serving suggestions, including suggestions to try the Schnapps mixed with either orange or cranberry juice. I have tried it in the past mixed with orange juice and found this to be a bit confusing on my palate, although the familiar refreshing quality was still present. I like too how the bottle also suggests a sort of 'recipe' for a cocktail, called the "Archer's Woo Woo" which includes vodka and lime, alongside cranberry juice and vodka. This sounds very nice and is something that I may need to investigate in the future!
I accept that the purchase price of the Archers Peach Schnapps can be beaten, especially when supermarket own- branded Peach Schnapps drinks are considered. I have to be honest, however, and say that whilst I have enjoyed other versions of the fruity Schnapps before, I have never found one that has the correct 'balance' of fruit and sweetness in the way that the Archers Schnapps does. It never disappoints me, and I always thoroughly enjoy my drink. For this reason, I have stopped purchasing the supermarket own-branded versions of the drink, and have stuck to my trusty Archers instead.
Taking everything into account, I have nothing negative to report about the Archers Peach Schnapps drink, and will continue to purchase it for myself. Whilst I accept it is more expensive than other brands, I cannot question either its flavour or its quality, and so I do feel that it is worth paying a bit more for. The drink comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score.
I can't actually remember the first time I tried archers peach schnapps which is quite a surprise as I love it and drink it when I am out. I am not a big drinker and generally have a drink when I am out having a meal with my boyfriend. If on the odd occasion I am out on a night out in a bar I will drink lager as it is much cheaper and after a few drinks you forget about the taste of what you are drinking anyway. When having a meal I prefer long drinks like peach schnapps, vodka or southern comfort all normally with lemonade.
I have drunk this at home on the odd occasion and a bottle did last me weeks as I don't like to drink much in the house. However I will admit I didn't but the archers version I bought a cheaper version on this brand. This was because a bottle of archers costs around £14 for a 70cl bottle which due to the fact I rarely drink at home, I wasn't willing to pay this and bought a cheaper version for £7. When out drinking though it is archers that I have (although honestly I can't taste the difference between the two!) Generally I pay around £3 for a archers and lemonade and in local working mens club I pay between £2 and £2.50. This is pretty average as alcohol is expensive these days but with a meal I only drink around 2/3 glasses so won't spend any more than £10 on drinks which I am happy with.
The bottle looks very plain but professional and still eye-catching. It does look more of a women's drink which I don't know if its because of the bottle or just the fact I have never seen a man drinking it to be honest. The bottle is 70cl and the alcohol content is 21% so even though I only drink a few I can definitely feel the effects of them!
Archers peach schnapps does have quite a strong smell if you open the bottle and stick your nose in it is overpowering just the same as others such as vodka. It doesn't smell peachy either which is strange as it does taste of it when your drinking it even when you have mixed it with something else. I always have a shot of archers in a half glass then filled up to near the top with lemonade. This for me is the perfect mix and I can;t drink it any other way. I once order a archers and lemonade in a working mens club and the bar tender put me a shot in a small glass (ones you put whisky in) and added some lemonade and I couldn't drink it. The schnapps was really strong at the back on the throat and wasn't enjoyable. Having it in a half glass gives it a nice flavour like a alchopop. It has the fizzy lemonade with a sweet after taste of peach which I love and wouldn't want to drink anything else.
I think you could probably drink it as a shot although I wouldn't recommend and it can also be used as a mixer in other cocktails/ combinations you think of.
As a drink in a bar on a night out I wouldn't recommend as it would be a very very expensive night out. It has such a nice taste and is more like pop that you would drink them quicker than most other drinks. With a meal it is a great drink or even at a barbeque. Also to drink at home although as I said further up the review I personally only buy the cheaper version as I do think £14 is expensive and I have never come across it on offer in any shop. I am giving it 4 stars and the only reason I am not awarding 5 is purely down to the price of a 70cl bottle.
Peach Archers was probably one of the first spirits that I drunk and was a firm favourite of mine in my early drinking days. It is a peach flavoured schnapps drink with 21% alcohol content. The drink comes in a thick cloudy glass bottle containing 70cl and costs around £13. It has a screw cap and is simply decorated with the Archer's label and a picture of a peach sliced in half.
The drink itself is clear and colourless but smells very sweet and strongly of peach. The sugar content of the drink is evident as, if you spill any of this, you are left with a very sticky mess. I used to mix this with lemonade which served well to dilute the taste down. Neat, it is overpoweringly flavoured and very, very sweet. It also goes well with fruit juices and is an ingredient in many cocktails too.
As my tastes changed, I found this really difficult to drink and it no longer appealed to me after about the age of 21 - it is quite a young drink in that way - I think the sweetness appeals to the sweet tooth of younger drinkers. I do drink this still from time to time in cocktails where it can be quite pleasant if mixed with other, less sweet, ingredients. I do have a bottle lurking in my drinks cabinet but it doesn't get touched too often. Once opened, it is recommended that you consume within 9 months of opening. This is not something we stick strictly too and it tastes fine if you drink it longer after opening than this - although I would not recommend straying too far from recommendations!
Overall, this is a very sweet drink. The sweetness does well to disguise the alcohol content so it appeals to younger drinkers. I personally find this quite sickly and definitely too sweet.
Ahh now this is a drink which really takes me back to Student uni days. We all knew the main aim was to get as drunk as possible, with spending as little money as possible all whilst hoping it would taste nice! Archers peach is one of those such drinks that fit the description easily.
It is a peach-flavoured variety of Schnapps from the Archers brand. It comes in a glass bottle which has a frosty design so the bottle looks cloudy but you can still make out the level of liquid in the bottle by looking through it. A 70cl bottle costs around £12 or so, but split 3 ways back in uni days it was super duper cheap! It has 21% ABV so is over one fifth of alcohol so for a lightweight like me, consumed neat it was guaranteed to have be stumbling about in high heels!
The schnapps itself is a clear liquid and has a really strong peachy-alcoholic scent to it the second you open the bottle. It is a nice welcoming smell, and reminds me of just being happy and in the party mood! Pouring it, you can consume it 2 ways. As shots I must say it is really really sweet! It is one of the more easier alcoholic drinks to have as a shot as it doesn't leave any bitter after taste nor a burn down the back of my throat like I have experienced with many other cheap versions of schnapps. It does have a nice peach flavour, but of course this is only as a shot I think it would be too sickly to be consistently drunk neat and is much more appealing with a mixer.
I prefer having peach archers with lemonade - together it is absolutely lovely. The two flavours compliment each other well for what can only be described as peach lemonade with a nice alcoholic kick :) Of course I am not recommending this as a drink to go out and get wasted on, (I am no advocate for alcoholism or being drunk lol) but for social drinking occasions, perhaps at a bar or club this is a really nice drink.
To sum up this is a nice drink, and one I would definitely recommend. Sure there are other cheaper versions of Peach Schnapps out there but this one tastes much better and is definitely one of the cases where more money = better quality. Best with a mixer for those with not such a sweet tooth!
Once upon a time Archers peach schnapps was my drink of choice and so I would always have a bottle in and would more often than not order it when I was drinking in a pub or club too. More recently I don't drink it quite as often but I do still enjoy it from time to time and so will usually have a bottle in at home which lasts me quite some time.
Archers is, for me at least, the original and best peach schnapps. There are various supermarket imitations out there and I have tried a couple of these because I was looking for a cheaper peach schnapps to mix with lemonade and made the mistake of thinking any would do. What I actually ended up doing was wasting my money because the imitations just don't cut it for me!
The peach schnapps comes in a classic looking frosted white tall bottle. The bottle features the product name in red and has a matching red twist top as well. The whole look of the bottle is crisp and fresh which I think is clever really because as a peach schnapps the drink should taste crisp and fresh too! The drink will set you back around £12-£15 for a 70cl bottle but may sometimes be found at a slightly reduced price.
When you open up the bottle and smell the schnapps the scent of peach is immediately evident and it does smell quite sweet too as you would expect. The schnapps is a clear liquid which is suitable for drink in a few ways really. You could drink this product as a shot or straight should you wish to but this isn't something that I tend to do very often because I much prefer the taste of this drink with lemonade! I find that with lemonade this peach schnapps really does make a lovely drink which is sweet and fruity yet has a bit of a tangy side to it as well when mixed with the lemonade. I find when mixed with lemonade this drink really is refreshing although you have to be careful you don't forget you are drinking alcohol because once mixed it doesn't taste like you are! You are also able to use this drink in many cocktails and a quick search on google will bring up many! A personal favourite of mine is the woo woo which involves archers peach schnapps, vodka and cranberry juice!
At 21% abv this drink isn't what I would call a weak drink yet I would be very surprised if you were to go out and find a man ordering an archers and lemonade for himself! When my ex and I used to go out years ago he used to moan about the fact that he had to order an archers for me at the bar if I hadn't gone up with him as it was a "girly" drink! I personally have no qualms in ordering archers when I am out if I fancy one but I suppose I am a girl!
I find that a 70cl bottle of archers peach schnapps will last me between six and twelve months as I don't drink it all that often. I think it is a useful bottle to have in though because it is quite versatile and whilst I do prefer it with lemonade it makes a good base for cocktails with fruit juices as well. I personally think the crisp, sweet taste that this bottle of schnapps has eclipses other cheap versions which I find have a quite horrible after taste and so for this reason I would only buy this brand of peach schnapps.
Thank you for reading my review!
When I go out with friends or drink alcohol on nights out, I often struggle to find drinks which I really enjoy. This is because I find that many alcoholic drinks leave an awful after taste on the tongue which is fairly unpleasant. I personally prefer sweeter drinks such as cocktails as opposed to beers and drinks along those lines. A couple of years ago, I discovered Archers Peach Schnapps, and ever since then it has quickly become my favourite alcoholic beverage to drink day and night regardless of occasion.
Archers also have an 'Aqua' range whereby their Schnapps spirit is premixed in a bottle with a soft drink. These retail at around £3.00 and this is where I had first heard of the brand from drinking these. When out in a pub with my friend a couple of years back, she ordered Archers and lemonade for us, and this was when I'd had my first taste of the spirit. Upon first impressions, I was really impressed. It was fruity, sweet and didn't really taste too much of alcohol which ticks all the boxes for me. From this point onwards, I was constantly drinking the stuff!
The full sized 70cl bottle of Archers Peach Schnapps retails around the £13-£14 mark. This is quite steep, but when you consider that it is a spirit, and the alcohol content is quite high, I feel that the price is actually very reasonable. Archers is sold in most good supermarkets, and I see it in the majority of bars and clubs which I visit. Depending on where you visit, a single Archers at a pub normally retails at around £3.00 with a double around £5.00. This is just based on my experience, and may differ where you live. (Clubs will often charge more than this).
Although deemed quite a "woman drink" as quoted by my other half, I feel that this drink could be enjoyed by both men and women. He is forever taking sips of my Archers, so I really recommend this to all! The alcohol content is obviously very important, and Archers Schnapps does in fact have quite a high percentage. This is 21% which is quite strong compared to the usual alcopops I drink! As this drink does not taste very alcoholic, it is easy to get carried away and have one too many of them. Be warned, as it will eventually all go to your head when you stand up, so don't let the fruitiness take over its true alcoholic value! Of course, be sure not to purchase or drink this spirit unless aged eighteen years or older and be sure not to drink this if you are intending on driving. This is a great drink, but enjoy in a good and sensible way!
So what does this taste like? If you have ever tried Schnapps before, you will be aware that it is a strong alcoholic drink which can be tasted in many ways. It can be taken in a shot glass, drank as a long drink on its own or used with a mixer to create a yummy drink. Due to peach schnapps being a very sweet and fruity drink, it does often get added to many cocktails to make them taste nicer. My favourite way to drink Archers is either on its own as a slow drink, or most preferably teamed with lemonade. The fizz of the lemonade teamed with the sweet, yet sharp taste of the peach schnapps just creates a lovely drink. I often find myself having double measures too because it is just so scrummy! Although this drink is hands down one of my favourites, I could understand why people might not enjoy it just as much. As it is peach flavoured, it is very sweet and I know that this is not to everyone's tastebuds. I know many people that would rather kick back and unwind with whisky or a beer, but this simply isn't me. Therefore, I would only recommend this to people who love fruity alcoholic beverages.
It is recommended that this works well teamed with fruit juices such as cranberry or orange juice, but personally I feel that would just be far too sweet for me. I like it most with soft drinks, lemonade in particularly. It is also said to be tasty when mixed with coke. A full bottle of this will get you a good few glasses out of it, depending on how much you like to drink at a time. You could even be creative and try and make some of your own cocktails!
As is expected, alcohol does not always carry the best nutritional value. This bottle holds 700ml of liquid, and for 100ml which I would say equates to around two single drinks or a large double, the nutritional values are as follows:
*Calories - 245kcal
*Energy - 1024kJ
*Fat - 0g
*Protein - 0g
*Carbohydrates - 31g
As you can see, 245 calories is quite a lot for just one double drink, but when compared to other alcoholic drinks, it is actually significantly better. Due to this, I do not feel too guilty enjoying an Archers as it is a really nice treat on the weekend, or after a long day at work. If you like to drink Archers schnapps as a shot, each shot is around 60 calories, which could easily mount up if you get carried away!
Overall, I really could not give Archers Peach Schnapps anything but a full five stars. It is easily one of the tastiest alcoholic beverages available in stores and bars. Although maybe too sweet for some, it suits my tastebuds perfectly, and I will happily enjoy it in a variety of ways, whether this be on its own in a glass of ice, or with a fizzy drink, or even in a cocktail! The possibilities are endless with Archers, and I would really recommend those to give it a go if they have not yet. If you wish to try this without paying the £13 odd for a full bottle, supermarkets sell a can of this already premixed with lemonade for around the £2.00 mark, and this is a good way of having a sample of it. Enjoy this drink, but enjoy it safely! Thanks for reading and hope this helps! :)
Archers Peach Schnapps is an alcoholic schnapps drink that is peach flavoured. I used to be a fan of peach schnapps when in my student days a shot of it was sold for £1 in our favourite nightclub and I bought it again recently to have in the house for any Christmas parties coming up.
A bottle of Archers peach schnapps costs in and around £12-£13 for a 70cl bottle, however Tesco have it on offer at the minute for £10 which is what caught my eye and encouraged me to buy it again!
The drink itself is a clear/colourless schnapps and can be drunk either as a shot on its own, mixed with a mixer or as part of a cocktail. This drink comes in a frosted glass bottle with an easy to open screw top lid. When you open the bottle you can immediately smell the peach flavour. The drink itself is quite sweet tasting and you can definitely taste the peach flavour. As far as some spirits are concerned, I think this one tastes relatively non alcoholic. Archers peach schnapps is 23% ABV so compared to spirits like vodka and rum it is lower in alcohol. One word of warning, spillages of this drink are very sticky!
As mentioned above, I used to drink it as a shot and find that for me it is tolerable when consumed in this way, unlike other spirits like tequila and sambucca! I have also enjoy drinking this mixed with diet lemonade or cranberry juice. I think it goes best with diet/no added sugar drinks as the schnapps itself is already sweet enough. I find that Archers peach schnapps makes a nice addition to a cocktail, perhaps the most well known one it is used in is sex on the beach (orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka and peach schnapps).
All in all I think Archers peach schnapps is a nice drink to have in the drinks cupboard for adding to cocktails or for when you fancy a change from your normal tipple. It isn't something I'd want to drink every weekend, but will probably continue to buy a bottle now and again!
Being only an occasional drinker - and a fussy one at that - when I do drink I tend to stick with tastes i really enjoy and these are generally sweeter choices.
Archers is one of my top 5 for flavour and is one of those drinks that doesn't get me into trouble, despite its 21% vol alcohol content, or cause morning after headaches and problems.
I usually drink it nowadays mixed with orange juice which takes some of its sweetness away and, in my opinion, makes for a lovely tasty drink. I have tried it with lemonade, as this seems to be how a lot of people drink it, but it just didn't match the level of enjoyment I get with the orange juice. It is still a little too sweet even for my tastes so I never drink too many which is probably part of the reason why I don't suffer for it. I have tried it on its own but is definitely too sweet for that.
I do usually have some in the house as it gets drunk at Christmas and other occasions and at around £12.50 for 70cl in Sainsburys isn't too bad a price. It can also be found on offer now and then which is even better.
Its frosted glass bottle makes it look a bit more special than if it was just in a plain, clear bottle so as well as looking at home in my drinks cupboard is also a nice bottle to give as a gift.
A lovely drink if you like something sweet and fruity but if you enjoy something nearer the dry end of the spectrum this definitely isn't for you.
My mum buys this drink for me every christmas, so I can have a small tipple on christmas eve, christmas day and beyond, it has to be one of my favourite drinks to have, especially when I am eating, or when I am sitting in the house watching tele. I find this drink is hard to buy when you are on a night out, many of the pubs that I go to, do not sell it as a schnapps to add a mixer to.
The bottle is a misted glass bottle with an orange screw top, which I feel is good as it cant just be pulled off by children, which is always good for safety purposes. The writing on the bottle is all in orange, black or silver, the bottle has a large silver circle on the front, and archers written in large capital letters so it draws your attention to the product. It also has schnapps written under the name so that you are able to tell which type of alcohol this is. The percentage of this alcohol is around 23% so not very high, but still high enough to get you drunk if you do not drink it in moderation.
The drink itself has a strong peach flavouring, which is not overpowering to the taste, the smell of the schnapps is also very powerful, worryingly the schnapps tastes just like juice, which is worrying as you do not even realise you are drinking alcohol which means you will drink more, and get more drunk than usual. When I drink this schnapps I have it with lemonade, this is because the lemonade makes the schnapps taste a lot more fresh and fruity than it does by itself, although the schnapps with just ice is still refreshing, the lemonade gives it more of a kick. It is great as a small cocktail, I try it with vodka and lemonade, the vodka makes it a lot stronger, but as vodka has no distinctive taste, you still get the refreshing taste of lemon and peach. You can also mix this drink with cranberries or orange juice to make it a lot more fruity, it just tastes like a fruit punch, which tastes really nice, and yet again does not taste like alcohol, so you are likely to get drunk a lot quicker, which I do not promote, I want to support safe drinking and in moderation.
You can buy a bottle of archers schnapps for £12.50 from tesco for a 70cl bottle, sainsburys is also priced at £12.50, but the place to go for a bargain bottle of archers schnapps is ASDA, who sell this product for £12.00. ASDA is where my Mum buys this alcohol for me every christmas, just because it is a bit cheaper than the other supermarkets, but as they say every little helps.
Overall because of the options and the variety of choices you have with what can be done with this drink, it should be a firm favourite in your drinks cabinet, not just for christmas. The price of this schnapps is also a plus side as it is definitely cheap for a 70cl bottle of alcohol these days. So if you want a fresh and fruity change, choose archers as it will definitely hit the right spot.
There was a time - mercifully quite a brief one - in my misspent youth when I used to imbibe quite a lot of Archers. It's some years now since a drop's passed my lips, and I can't say that I miss it all that much. At the time, I hadn't really developed much of a tolerance for the tougher, harder spirits, and found this slipped down pretty easily. Plus, it was pretty cheap - always a factor for a student.
A peach-flavoured variety of Schnapps, Archers makes a pretty distinctive first impression - it's just so sweet. I mean, ludicrously sweet - it's far, far too sugary, so much so that the peach flavour is almost obscured. This could be pretty much any flavour - and there is a raspberry variety as well - and the taste would be more or less the same. Drunk neat, it's pretty intolerable. If you must, it needs sticking in the freezer for a while; at room temperature, it's putrid.
Served with a mixer, it's more tolerable - and it's pretty versatile, in its credit. With cranberry juice it works okay, the tartness of the juice setting off the super-sweetness somewhat. Likewise apple or orange juice can be paired with Archers to not-too-disastrous effect. Lemonade is another option, but the whole sweet-on-sweet combination is asking for a sugary armageddon, really.
All in all, I'm not about to recommend this. I was young and foolish, but it's not much excuse. Heed my lesson - steer clear. Or at least take an industrial vat of cranberry juice along to the pub with you.
Archers sweet-tasting peach schnapps.