For a refreshing twist on a classic, try this easy peach lemonade recipe!
I swear, I could just drink lemonade by the jug all summer long. There’s just something about that citrus that quenches the thirst. But it’s nice to mix it up once in a while.
Enter this peach lemonade recipe. Actually enter a million different variations really. There are so many simple ways to change up your lemonade to give it a little surprise that we just can’t get enough around here.
You can do a variety of different fruit syrups. Basically, you boil the fruit in with sugar and water, strain, and then add that delicious syrup to taste to your lemon base. If the fruit is ripe, simply pressing it through a mesh strainer can get the flavors out. If it is not quite as ripe, blending it and then straining can help release more flavor.
We’ve done strawberry, raspberry, blackberry simple syrup, and now PEACH!
Peach is fabulous. I love me some berries, but let me tell you, the peach is a little different and equally good. One thing with peach is that it is a more subtle flavor, so you may want to amp up the peach to lemon ratio to make sure those peach undertones shine on through.
Let me tell you what else. The peach lemonade is BEAUTIFUL as well.
Come back on Friday where we are sharing a basic lemonade recipe with some variations for the base and for the add-ins. Think “lemonade bar”.
Peach Lemonade Recipe
For the Simple Syrup:
- 2 cups sliced peaches
- 3/4 cup sugar may go up to 1 and 1/2 cups if peaches are not very sweet
- 1 cup water
For the Lemonade:
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup lemon juice about 5-6 small lemons or 2 large lemons
In a medium saucepan place peaches, sugar, and 1 cup of water.
Over medium heat stir frequently and bring to a boil.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Place peach mixture in blender, and blend until smooth.
Strain peach puree through a strainer.
Add the remaining water, and lemon juice to peach syrup.
Serve with ice.
If using very tart lemons, start with 3/4 cup lemon juice and go from there. Since the peace flavor is more subtle, it can be more easily masked by the lemon.
Change it Up: