fresh peach lemonade

by amy on 19 June 2012

there are few things that make my taste buds happier than fresh peaches in summertime. peaches are my absolute favorite fruit + i look forward to their arrival every year. juicy, scrumptious peaches are in full force at our farmer’s market recently, + while i’ve devoured most of them while standing over my sink, juice dripping everywhere, i’ve also tried to use them in new, fun recipes.

when i saw this recipe for fresh peach lemonade a couple weeks ago, i knew i had to try it. and sweet fancy moses, i’m so glad i did. this lemonade is absolutely wonderful + it makes for a crisp, refreshing warm weather drink. while it’s perfect just the way it is, i think it would be fantastic made into fruit tea by mixing it with brewed black ice tea. or, it would make an amazing summer cocktail if you added some white rum, vodka, or bourbon! regardless of which way you drink it, i know that you’ll love it!

and if you’re looking for some more uses for those awesome, fresh peaches, check out these peach + amaretto popsicles or this fresh peach + raspberry galette. both are incredible!

fresh peach lemonade

makes 8 servings, adapted from cooking light

ingredients

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

directions

combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. bring to a boil; reduce heat, + simmer for 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. blend until smooth. pour into a large bowl. refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

press peach mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid + discarding solids. stir in lemon juice. place 1/2 cup ice in each of 8 glasses. pour about 2/3 cup lemonade into each glass; garnish each glass with a peach wedge.

nutritional information per serving, as provided by cooking light:
servings per recipe: 8 • calories: 98 • fat: 0.1 g • carb: 25.9 g • fiber: 0.8 g • protein: 0.5 g

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51 Lesley Eats June 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Ooh, pretty! I actually have lavender lemonade in the fridge at home!

52 Megan June 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

This looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I would never have thought to add peach to lemonade :)

53 Baker Street June 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

I really like that you used fresh peaches for this one!! What a refreshing drink! :)

54 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel July 2, 2012 at 12:33 am

If this doesn’t scream ultra-refreshing amazingness I don’t know what does.

55 Megan {Country Cleaver} July 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

o.O I am so in heart with this right now! It’s beautimus!

56 Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I made this today with some honey instead of the sugar. Yummy! :) It was way easier than it sounded. I just let it cool and then put it through the food processor and didn’t drain it because I like the pulp. Thanks for the recipe! Perfect for summer. :)

57 amy July 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Yay, I’m thrilled that you made it + liked it! I like your substitutions of using honey + keeping the pulp – those would both definitely make this even healthier + more ‘whole.’ nicely done, friend!

58 Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche July 27, 2012 at 5:48 am

This sounds absolutely gorgeous! (it’s actually the only drink recipe I’ve ever pinned, drinks usually don’t do it for me but this sounds great!) :)

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