Wow! That week of vacation went by so fast! I wish I was still there enjoying the powder white sand and warm gulf waters but I guess I have to return to reality sometime. 🙁 I think the boatloads of laundry will certainly help me do that!
It’s still hot here at home (who would have thought South Florida would be hot in July – jk) so cold drinks need to be on tap all the time. I usually have flavored waters on hand such as Strawberry Mint Spa Water or Lemon Cucumber Water and for dinner there is always Raspberry Iced Tea but during my trip I picked up a new refreshing drink to chill with, Peach Lemonade.
This drink has a lemonade base, with about half as much sugar than the normal lemonade but, with the addition of tasty ripe peaches, the sweetness level is right on point. I can’t think of anything better to drink mid-summer than a flavored lemonade, can you? And this Peach Lemonade looks so pretty you will definitely want to serve it at your next get-together.
Make it a little ahead of time so the flavors can mingle then add the fruit right before serving. I like to garnish mine with plenty of peach and lemon slices and a touch of mint. Keep cool and enjoy!
- 2 cups chopped peaches
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 4 cups ice
- Garnish: peach slices, lemon slices, mint sprigs
In a medium saucepan, mix together chopped peaches, sugar and 1 cup water. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, turn down and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and mash peaches. Strain liquid and any peach pulp you can push through strainer then discard peach skins.
In a large pitcher, combine 4 cups of water, lemon juice and ice. Pour peach syrup into lemonade and stir. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
To serve: Place peach slices, lemon slices and a few mint sprigs into pitcher. Fill tall glasses or mason jars with ice and garnish with another lemon or peach slice and a sprig of mint.
Makes about 8-10 servings.
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