Peach Lemonade

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Peach Lemonade. Simple to make, 100% homemade, and perfect for hot summer days!

My AC is currently broken, and it is HOT. And humid. I’m a Pennsylvania girl; I’m not good with humidity. Thank you, Chesapeake bay! (Seriously. The humidity is the hardest part about Baltimore summers and I DO NOT  like it.)

So I decided to make some peach lemonade to combat the heat, and also because both Brian and I grew up on powdered drink mixes and I found it was time to change that. Homemade > store bought  That’s my latest goal in the kitchen- to homemake as much as possible.

Peach Lemonade. Simple to make, 100% homemade, and perfect for hot summer days!

There are three main components to peach lemonade. First, a simple syrup composed of 2 C sugar and 3 C water, boiled together and chilled. Next, a peach syrup, made by heating 4 peaches cheap oakley sunglasses and 2 tbs sugar in a saucepan and letting the melted sugar and juices from the peaches simmer together. And third, the lemons- juiced and run through a strainer. Making the three parts is the hardest part- all you have to do after that is mix them together and add water!

Peach Lemonade. Simple to make, 100% homemade, and perfect for hot summer days!

One of my favorite things about summer is the low fruit prices. I hated strawberry lemonade as a child, but now that I’m older I want to add fruit to everything, including my precious lemonade. (One of the non-water drinks I drink regularly).  Perfect refreshing drink for the heat of summer, and I plan on making a huge pitcher of it for the fourth of July!

Peach Lemonade. Simple to make, 100% homemade, and perfect for hot summer days!

Recipe:
Ingredients

  • 3-4 small peaches pitted and sliced
  • 4-5 medium lemons
  • 2 C + 2 Tbs granulated sugar, divided.
  • 3 C water, plus more to add to the syrup/lemon mixture
  1. To make the simple syrup: Boil over medium heat 2 C sugar with 3 C water until the sugar is melted. Remove from the heat and let chill until thick. 
  2. To make the peach syrup: Place prepared peaches in a medium saucepan with 2 Tbs sugar. Mix together until sugar is melted and peaches have released some of their juices. Let simmer for 5 minutes. With a fork or potato masher, mash up the peaches and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and squish around the peaches to make sure all of the juices are released. Mix into simple syrup and let chill.
  3. To make lemon juice mix: Halve and juice lemons. To juice, use a hand juicer. If you don’t have one, use one paddle of a hand mixer. Squeeze lemon halves to make sure all of the juice is released. Pour through a mesh strainer to get rid of seeds and pulp. Let chill.
  4. To assemble: Pour lemon juice into a pitcher. Add 1/3 of syrup mixture. Mix in water to fill pitcher. If too sweet, add more lemon. If not sweet enough, add more syrup. You may have some syrup leftover. Serve immediately over ice; but can me made 1-2 days in advance.
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

16 Comments on Peach Lemonade

  1. Mona Greer
    June 26, 2013 at 11:21 am (4 years ago)

    What’s GOOGLE READER ? Not familiar with it…do we need to switchto keep your blog.

    Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:28:39 +0000 To: kylady717@hotmail.com

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    • faithcatherine
      June 26, 2013 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      Google reader is an RSS feed to keep track of blogs. If you’re following me through Facebook or email, you have no need to worry about keeping my blog. 🙂

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  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    June 26, 2013 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

    I don’t think I ever had peach lemonade and now I feel like I have been missing out on so much!

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  3. All that Glisters is not Gold
    June 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks such a great colour, really summery! I too love the low fruit prices, here in England it’s usually really expensive to buy vaguely tropical fruit ): most of the time it can cost between £4-5 for a strawberry punnet, I got one this week for just £2!
    from Emily x

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  4. Milu
    June 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Just browsing around, and ran into this. I loooove peaches, would have never thought of putting them in a lemonade though! Will def. try soon. It looks really pretty too. Please check my food blog if you have a minute! I just started it, but you’ll like it!

    miluskitchen.blogspot.ca

    cheers!
    Milu

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    • faithcatherine
      June 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Let me know how it turns out when you try this! I will definitely check out your blog; I love finding new blogs to read. 🙂

      Reply
  5. chocolatepeanutbutterohmy
    June 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm (4 years ago)

    this looks beautiful 🙂 its winter in Australia at the moment, its cold 🙂

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    • faithcatherine
      June 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! Awe. Cold weather is no fun. 🙁 Definitely try this when it’s summer for you; it’s wonderful!

      Reply
  6. Nessa
    June 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Peaches+lemonade?!?!? Too good to be true 🙂

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  7. BruCrew Life
    June 28, 2013 at 1:37 am (4 years ago)

    Now that is a thirst quencher right there!!! Mmmmmm!!!!

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  8. kristascookin
    July 9, 2013 at 10:36 am (4 years ago)

    Yummo! This looks amazing! I love peaches and I love lemonade. I have to try out this combo! This is being featured this week @ Great Idea Thursday’s!!! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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