Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Lemonade is such a wonderful Summertime Treat. Cool. Sweet. Sour. Sunshine in a glass, really… This version takes another beautiful part of Summer, fresh peaches, and elevates this drink into a sweet & sour delight.  Homemade lemonade is easy and tastes so much better without all those additives.  This one takes a little more prep time, due to the peach “simple syrup” being refrigerated for 3 hours, but I made that part the night before and it is worth the wait!

If the peaches at the market are hard, sad little stones – don’t fret! Buy some and place them in a brown paper bag, in a cool spot in your house.  After a couple days they will ripen into sweet, juicy and fragrant gems.

If you want an adult version simple stir in some whiskey, rum {gold or white} or boost the lemon with some limoncello!! But, straight up is liquid gold.

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

PEACH LEMONADE 

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped peaches
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 peach, pitted and cut into 8 wedges

DIRECTIONS: 

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Place peach mixture in a blender; let stand for 20 minutes. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid.

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. {I just used my blender – less dishes}Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Press peach mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid {my blender must be awesome – we didn’t really have solids}; discard solids.

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

 

Stir in lemon juice. {feel free to amp up the lemon by adding more, if that is your thing! 🙂 }

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Place ice in  glasses and peach slices or lemon for garnish. Pour on the  lemonade; enjoy!

Peach Lemonade | Beautiful Summer Peaches Bring a Delightful Sweetness to Summertime Lemonade

Another amazing treat from our cookbook project. Lovin’ it. Cooking Light a New Way to Cook Light. Eating healthy doesn’t mean not eating delicious foods!

Peaches & Lemons = Sunshine,

ApronClad

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