It was kind of cold yesterday, clearly not a day for lemonade. But I was thirsty. You know, that kind of thirst where you want something sweet, but not too sweet. And something sour, but not too sour. I felt like I could have drank a whole pitcher of this. Must have been those Dill Pickle chips the night before. Whoops!
This was such a great recipe because the beautiful peaches I had bought the day before tasted like...well they tasted like nothing and they certainly weren't sweet. So, you don't even need sweet peaches to make this awesome drink. Sour tasting ones work just fine!
The biggest problem was having to share this with everyone at home. I wanted it all to myself but that didn't really happen. Every time I make something like this, especially using fresh fruit, I wonder why I don't do it all the time!! It was that good. It will be a summer staple around here and a must try for you.
This could easily become an adult beverage with a bit of white rum or bourbon. Yep it could.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups coarsely chopped peaches
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
- 4 cups ice
- 1 peach cut into 8 wedges
- Combine water, chopped peaches and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
- Place peach mixture in a blender and let it stand for 20 minutes to cool with the lid off. Remove center piece of blender lid and place a clean towel over opening in blender lid. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for at least four hours.
- Press peach mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid and discarding any solids. Stir in lemon juice. Serve over ice with a peach wedge.
- Serving size: 1 glass
- Calories: 98
- Fat: 0.1
- Saturated fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 25.9
- Fiber: 0.8
- Protein: 0.5
- Cholesterol: 0
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