Peach Lemonade ~ A Summer Cooler

July 28, 2011 · 38 comments

in Drinks,Lemon,Lemonade,Mocktails,Peach

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With all those gorgeous peaches that are out there in summer, you just gotta have to make something with them. Tarts, pies, cobblers, grilled peaches, icecream, lemonade and what not! I wish I could have made every single one of them on that list, but so far its been only the lemonade. There is still some time left and hopefully I will get to make some more. We get some really juicy peaches in our CSA box from Full Circle Farm every other week. They are so very fresh and juicy that you have to use them up within the next couple of days itself. But most of the time I never get around to making anything those few days and we end up eating the peaches as is. They are really good as it is too, so I am not complaining about that.

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Last weekend we took a two day trip to Portland with my parents. It was really awesome. For the first day, we packed some food with us and picknicked at a state park on the way. It was a really hot day and we knew it was going to be a hot day, so instead of taking store bought juice with us, I decided to make some lemonade with the peaches and took them with us instead. It was soo refreshing to drink these, especially when it was a nice and hot day outside and we were travelling. It is so very simple to make that I plan to make some every now and then and store in the refrigerator. Also, this particular batch of lemonade that I made tasted a little like musambi juice, which I love and miss a lot here. Musambi is also called sweet lime which is a part of the citrus family and I have never seen that fruit here in the US. Anyone know where you can get them here? or do you even get them here? Let me know and I will  be forever indebted to you :)

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Peach Lemonade – The Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Peaches ( or nectarines) – 2 or 3, depending on how big/small they are
  • Lemon – 5 ( use more or less depending on the level of sourness you need)
  • Sugar – about 4-5 tbsp or as per your need for sweetness
  • Water
  • Crushed ice

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Method:

Squeeze the lemons and keep the juice aside.  Peel the peaches, remove the stone and chop the peaches roughly. Puree well in a food processor with the sugar.

Mix the lemon juice with this mixture. Add water and ice as per your need. Add more sugar too if the peaches are not sweet enough or if you need your lemonade to be sweeter.

Serve to your friends at a barbeque party and enjoy the compliments you get :)

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This is my entry to Monthly Mingle – Stone Fruit edition hosted by Sukaina of Sips and Spoonfuls. Monthly Mingle is a monthly themed food evented started by Meeta of What’s for Lunch Honey. If you haven’t yet been to either of their blogs, you should do that soon. The pictures are to kill for!

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