Yes, I know it is soooooooo super-easy to keep a container of Crystal Light or Country Time in your cabinet, put a scoop in a pitcher with some water and pour yourself a glass of lemonade in a few short minutes. But let’s be honest, lemonade mix doesn’t hold a candle to an ice-cold lemonade made from freshly squeezed lemons, does it? This homemade lemonade, Peach Lemonade, might take a little longer than lemonade from a mix but it’s so much better. And on a nice spring day, fresh peaches and freshly squeezed lemonade are a perfect little marriage.
Peaches are simmered in water with sugar, blended, and strained, leaving a perfectly sweet, peachy syrup. Fresh lemon juice is added and voilà! Peach Lemonade! The peach flavor is subtle in this thirst-quenching drink which would be perfect on a warm summer day or spiked with a little vodka or rum. Afterall, when life gives you peaches and lemons, make peach lemonade. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Bring water, sugar, and chopped peaches to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
Place peach mixture in a blender and let stand for 20 minutes, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Remove center piece of blender lid and place a clean towel over the opening. Blend until smooth and pour into a large bowl. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Press peach mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids.
Stir in lemon juice.
Serve over ice and garnish with a peach wedge.
Overall Rating: Love It
Source: Cooking Light Magazine