Friday, August 17, 2012

Peach Lemonade

  This post is going to be short since today is a busy day, but also my next post will be long since I'll be turning 18. I've been in the process of making a recipe index page which has made me realize that a few of my old posts needed to go and others most likely need to be remade, re-posted with better content and pictures. I also realized that I should have started an index when I started my blog instead of spending all night trying to get it all correct.
  Anyway, I wanted to share a very good recipe for peach lemonade since I have already made a Limeade for Cherry limeade Slushies & Strawberry Lemonade. This drink is sweet, tart, and perfect for the hot (and sometimes dreadful) August days.

Peach Lemonade

3 ripe peaches
1 cup sugar*
5 cups water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1-2 cups water (optional)**

1. Peel (I found that a paring knife works best) and chop the peaches. Combine the peaches, sugar, and water in a medium pot and heat over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
2. Blend the peach water in batches until smooth and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Add in the lemon juice and chill in the fridge. If you want a milder (less tart) lemonade, add in the extra water.

Notes:
*The amount of sugar depends on how sweet your peaches are so you can start with 3/4 cup and then add more. The peaches we have been getting here smell and look great, but aren't as sweet as they usually are.
**The extra 1-2 cups of water is optional- it depends on how strong and tart you like your lemonade.

2 comments:

  1. Ganna make this, this afternoon! Thanks for the recipe.

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