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Fresh peach lemonade

The perfect balance of sweet peaches and tart lemons.

How long will it take?

1 hour

What’s the serving size?

Serves 5

What do I need?

  • 6 fresh peaches, diced
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 cups cold water or sparkling water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of about 7 lemons)

For the garnish

  • Peach slices
  • Lemon slices
  • Mint

How do I make it?

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add diced peaches, lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar and let mixture simmer - do not boil, reduce heat if needed
  3. When peaches are very soft, mash them with a potato masher or fork to break them up.
  4. Let mixture simmer until it thickens slightly.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Strain the peach syrup mixture into a bowl and discard the solids. Allow to cool.
  7. Add the lemon juice to the peach mixture.
  8. Pour into a jug along with 4 cups of water or sparkling water.
  9. Refrigerate until cold.
  10. Fill glasses with ice and pour over peach lemonade.
  11. Garnish with fresh peach slices, fresh lemon slices and mint.
  12. Serve immediately

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