Monday, June 17, 2013
Homemade Peach Lemonade
I love the summertime and all of the fruits and veggies that come along with it. Peaches are one of my all-time favorite fruits, however, I have a problem buying a ton and then not being able to eat them all. I have started making all sorts of wonderful things with fresh fruits and this drink was superb.
It is refreshing and wonderful for sipping on the back porch, vodka is also a great addition to it! This is easy to make-ahead in the morning and have ready for an afternoon snack or cocktail drink, when 5 o'clock finally rolls around.
Source: Cooking Light, via MyRecipes.com
4 cups of Water
2 cups of Peaches, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup of Sugar
1 cup of Lemon Juice, about 6 lemons
4 cups of Ice
1 peach, pitted and sliced into 8 wedges
First, combine the water, peaches, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and let simmer for 3 minutes.
Now, pour the peach mixture into a blender, with the lid off, to let steam escape, and let stand for 20 minutes. After time has elapsed, blend until smooth and pour into a large bowl.
Refridgerate for at least 3 hours.
If needed, press the mixture through a sieve to remove pulp. Serve over ice and garnish with a peach slice.
The Barbee Housewife