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Try this light and deliciously peachy cocktail: the Georgia Peach drink! It’s sweet tart with a stunning two-toned color.

Georgia peach drink

Here’s a stunning summery cocktail we can’t get enough of over here: the Georgia Peach drink! It’s light and and deliciously peachy, balancing that line of sweet and tart with ease. It makes a vibrant statement with its two-toned pink and peach colors. Alex mixed this up and at first sip, I couldn’t stop drinking it! The delightful peach flavor is perfect for summer, but it works as a fruity cocktail in any season.

What’s in a Georgia Peach drink?

This Georgia Peach drink is a fruity peach cocktail with peach schnapps, rum and cranberry juice. It’s an idea we created for using peach schnapps leftover from a batch of Fuzzy Navels: and it turned out even better than that classic 1980’s drink! In fact, if you’ve got peach schnapps on hand, we’d heartily recommend this cocktail over that infamous retro one.

Of course, there’s a popular chain restaurant that makes a Georgia Peach (Cheesecake Factory). This one’s not a copycat: in fact, we think you’ll like it even better. Here’s what you’ll need for the Georgia Peach:

  • Peach schnapps
  • White rum
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
Georgia peach cocktail

More about peach schnapps

This Georgia Peach drink is delightfully peachy…using no peaches at all! What brings the intense peach essence? Peach schnapps. This main ingredient in a Fuzzy Navel is actually better for more than just that 1980’s brunch drink. It brings a beautifully fruity flavor to drinks of all kinds!

  • Peach schnapps is a type of schnapps made by adding peach flavoring to a clear grain spirit. It was introduced in 1984 by DeKuyper, and quickly became the top selling schnapps in America.
  • What does peach schnapps taste like? The flavor is intensely fruity and peachy. One sip tastes like taking a bite of 10 peaches at once.
  • What other drinks use peach schnapps? Try peach schnapps drinks like the Fuzzy Navel, Peach Martini, or Peach Bourbon Cocktail.
Peach schnapps

Two juices for a two-toned color

The other key to this Georgia Peach drink, outside of the schnapps? A pair of juices: and neither of them are peach. Here’s what to know about the juice components:

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice brings a peachy color. Don’t worry: it won’t taste like orange! The schnapps brings the peach flavor, and the OJ brings the color. Use purchased no sugar added juice if you can’t make it fresh.
  • Pour cranberry juice into the middle. This makes a lovely pink streak that dissipates while drinking. It makes the fun two-toned effect.

How to make a Georgia Peach drink: basic steps

Got all your ingredients? You don’t even need a cocktail shaker to make a Georgia Peach: you can build it right in the glass! Here’s what to do:

  1. Stir: Add the peach schnapps, rum, and orange juice to an ice-filled lowball glass and stir. If you can, make a batch of clear ice in advance. It’s crystal clear ice you can cut into organic shapes, and it really makes the drink.
  2. Pour in the cranberry juice: This two-toned drink is so easy: just pour the cranberry juice down the center. It makes a lovely effect, and you can stir it if you prefer a more uniform color.
  3. Garnish. Use a fresh peach slice if you can find it, but it’s not required! Fresh mint looks lovely and makes a nice color contrast.
Peach schnapps cocktail

More peach drinks!

Love peach in your drinks? Us too. Here are a few more peach cocktails you’ll love, if you like the Georgia Peach!

When to serve a Georgia Peach

The Georgia Peach is a great summery drink, but since it’s not dependent on fresh fruit it easily works in any season! Serve it as a:

  • Summer drink
  • Happy hour drink
  • Signature drink
  • Girls or guys night drink
  • Cocktail hour drink
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Georgia peach drink

Georgia Peach Drink

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Try this light and deliciously peachy cocktail: the Georgia Peach drink! It’s sweet tart with a stunning two-toned color.


  • 1 ounce* peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 2 ounces orange juice (fresh squeezed, or store-bought no sugar added juice)
  • 1 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)
  • For the garnish: fresh peach slice, mint sprig (optional)


  1. Add the peach schnapps, rum, and orange juice to an ice filled highball and stir. Gently pour the cranberry juice into the center.
  2. Garnish with peach slice and mint sprig.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Georgia peach drink

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Tried this recipe and it came out beautiful. I don’t like much sweet so added a dash of lime to it. Cranberry gives a lovely shade and it doesn’t sunk if poured carefully. A nice and light cocktail 🍹

  2. Could you make this as a large batch? Trying to do a drink for a football party, we have a TN and Bama drink, this would be fun for Georgia!

  3. Made this cocktail with 4 different people which the cranberry juice sunk to the bottle each time. The photo is misleading.