Do not let the appearance of this liqueur scare you. This is what it looks like when it's in the jar 'becoming liqueur'. Once it's strained, it is beautiful. I gave it as a gift one Christmas. It's nice over ice cream or mixed into a drink.
One other thing...you may have some peachy sugar left in the jar when you are ready to bottle this. DO NOT DISCARD. I kept it in the fridge and used it to make a delicious syrup for waffles and drizzled some over sautéed fruit (such as peaches, apples and pears).
Peach Pit Liqueur
1/2 quart peach pits
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground or whole coriander seed
3 cups 80 proof vodka
1 cup water
Pour vodka and water over peach pits and infuse in the sun for 6 weeks. I used a large mason jar for this.
Take 1 cup pits crush (hammer works well) and return to jar and infused for another 2 weeks. (I was unable to break my peach pits no matter how hard I tried, so I omitted this step)
Strain and add sugar and spices. Leave in a cool dark place for another several weeks This is a slow to meld liqueur, but worth the wait.
You can store this in a mason jar or decant into beautiful decanters. I store this in the fridge but that is just me. You may be able to keep it in your liqueur cabinet, but I cannot guarantee that.
I hope you enjoy making and sharing this fabulous liqueur.
What a nice gift to give. I found this beautiful food safe decanter and filled it with delicious peach pit liqueur.