Peach Lemonade ~ A Summer Cooler

July 28, 2011 · 38 comments

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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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1 Sanchita July 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Loved your post :) This is a perfect drink for summer and for picnic too :)

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2 Manju July 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

that was quick..thanks Sanchita :)

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3 Pavithra July 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Wow how refreshing it looks both the picture and the drink.

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4 Suman Singh July 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Peach lemonade looks so refreshing and delicious..sounds like a perfect drink for summer..thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment too…appreciated..

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5 Manju July 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

thanks Suman. It was my pleasure! :)

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6 kankana July 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

That would be such an amazing refreshing drink and love the color.

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7 priya mahadevan July 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm

what a luscious thirst quencher!!!

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8 Sharmilee July 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Lovely clicks and yummy looking refreshing drink

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9 kadhyaa July 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Thats a lovely rice recipe. I do it in a different way. Loved your masala in it.

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10 kadhyaa July 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Sorry pls ignore my ealriler comment. First time here and loved the peach cooler.

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11 Manju July 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

thanks for dropping by Kadhyaa and hope to see you around more :)

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12 Priya Sreeram July 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

the peach lemonade looks very indulging n refreshing; lovely clicks !

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13 Digital Printing July 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I came up with this recipe and sampled it at my neighbor’s housewarming party. If you are looking for a easy way to get an awesome wow from somebody, this is perfect. Try this it’s the best!Very refreshing!

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14 aipi July 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That sounds like such a fun refreshing drink! The first shot is WONDERFUL!
US Masala

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15 Manju August 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

Thanks aipi! :)

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16 Tadka Pasta July 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

That looks perfect for settling down by the pool with a good read. All the freshness of summer in a glass, looks so refreshing!

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17 Manju August 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

thanks TP!! All i need is a pool now :)

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18 Koko July 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Lovely! This sounds perfect for this weekend :-)

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19 veggie wedgie July 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

Yummy!!

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20 anh July 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

omg, look at that glorious color!

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21 Raks August 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

You know how much I love that bottles you have kept the lemonade,wonderful click and presentation!

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22 Manju August 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

thanks Raks..those bottles are the ones you get the Starbucks frappuccino in..I just removed the labels, thats all :)

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23 aarthi August 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Hai Dear

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24 Manju August 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

thanks for coming over here and leaving this comment. I will definitley come check out that giveaway!

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25 Peggy August 2, 2011 at 4:47 am

What a wonderful take on lemonade!

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26 Manju August 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

thanks Peggy :)

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27 Sukaina August 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

Sounds like you had a wonderful picnic and what a refreshing drink to go with a hot summer’s day! Thanks for taking part in Monthly Mingle this month.

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28 Manju August 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Thanks for hosting it, Sukaina. It was a pleasure being a part of it :)

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29 Joyti August 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

Such stunning color. And with the fresh peaches, it must have tasted amazing too.

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30 Manju August 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

thanks Joyti! :)

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31 Annie August 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Thanks for the recipe and the picture of the final item. I would definitely try it! People who loves to try out new drinks could go to Four Green Steps to check out the wonderful recipes there!

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32 Iris "The Palate Princess" M. August 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wouldn’t you know it? I have a quart of peach puree in my refrigerator–leftover from last week’s donut peach bellinis. This looks like the perfect Summer drink…thanks for posting. :)

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33 pinkpolkadot August 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

What a great idea!!

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34 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen August 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

Yum – this drink looks so delicious and refreshing! I looooove peaches, and they’re so delicious right now.

– Maggie

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35 meeso August 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

That sounds awesome! Way better than anything you can get in the store!

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36 Zahra March 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

that sounds delicious and very refreshing! :)

P.S. Random question…where did you get those cute bottles? I have been looking EVERYWHERE for them. Would love it if you could tell me :)

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