Are you all as obsessed with Pinterest as I am? I could easily spend hours upon hours looking at that website. And I often do. I am constantly pinning new recipes to try, as well as crafting, home decor and fashion inspiration. You can follow all of my Pinterest boards here. Anyways, as much as I pin new recipes, I very rarely go back and try any of the recipes. This past weekend I was looking through my boards and decided to finally try this Peach Lemonade recipe I pinned from Cooking Light.
If I am not drinking seltzer water, chances are I am drinking lemonade, especially during the summer. I especially love flavored lemonades and this peach version is perfectly sweet and refreshing. I will note that this recipe is a little more involved than other lemonade recipes I have made in the past. Nothing too difficult, but you do need to refrigerate the mixture for at least 3 hours before serving. This Peach Lemonade is definitely worth the extra steps and I can’t wait to make it again while fresh peaches are still in season.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups fresh peaches, coarsely chopped
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
- 4 cups ice
- 1 peach, putted and cut into wedges
- In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the water, fresh peaches and granulated sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and let stand for 20 minutes. Remove the center piece of the blender in order to allow steam to escape. Place a kitchen towel over the opening. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Pour the mixture through a fine sieve placed over a large bowl. Discard the solids. Add the lemon juice. Place ½ cup ice into each glass and then pour approximately ⅔ cup lemonade into each. Garnish with fresh peach wedges.