When I started making spiced pies I was a little disappointed; they would either turn out tasting like a regular homemade pie or the taste would be so powerful that you couldn't manager more than a few bites. Most of the time when I make the spiced peach pie it is for an adult-only party and I make everyone well aware that there is alcohol in the pie. It gets served with butter pecan ice cream and the flavor combination is amazing. You can still pick up a hint of the vodka in the peach slices but it isn't something that really dominates the dessert. When I make a spiced peach pie I make everything including the crust. The peaches are sorted by size and darkness then sliced in to eighths; I puncture then with a fork and place them in a deep glass baking dish and pour Absolut Peach Vodka over them along with some freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. I let them sit for about four to six hours then use them for the filling for the pie. I tried letting them sit overnight and they were too mushy to use in the pie so they were tossed in the blender and turned into a whipped dessert. From the bottle this has a strong but not overpowering taste to it; if you want to make a mixed fruit drink but don't have any fresh peaches to use with it you can use a shot of this and the taste is noticeable without being something that is going to dominate the drink. I did try this as a shot (neat, no ice) and it was too sweet for my taste. I think with some carbonated water or over ice it might be a little more appealing but if I am going to do vodka shots chances are I will go with an unflavored vodka. I have several flavored vodkas in my liquor cabinet and most of them are used at one time or another when I am baking or cooking to give food a little extra kick. I was impressed with the Absolut Peach Vodka because of the pure taste of it but as mentioned, for me it is a little too sweet to drink straight up.