Summer days are not the same without a glass of refreshing Lemonade, especially when it’s Peach Lemonade. This simple homemade peach lemonade is made with only 4 ingredients and no artificial flavors. This lemonade is sweet, tart, and full of aromatic peach flavor. You can easily make a batch for dinner or increase the recipe for a big party.
The second peaches start appearing again at the fresh marker, I come home with bags full of gorgeous, ripe peaches. It’s time to start making lemonades, iced teas, Bellini, cobblers, and cakes loaded with peaches. I don’t stop at sweet treats though. My peach chicken is now a traditional dinner to make at the beginning of peach season.
On one hand, I get very sad when the season is over and there are no more peaches to be found. But on the other hand, if we had it available all year long, we would not appreciate this fruit as much. It would become mundane like strawberries, grapes, and apples. Instead, we jump for joy when the stock boy bring out a box of fresh peaches for the first time in months.
I hope I’m not the only one who is jumping at the sight of peaches but I sure do get a lot of people staring at me as I load my shopping bag with peaches. It would be embarrassing if I wasn’t thinking of the tasty Peach Lemonade and Peach Cobbler that I am about to make.
Peaches are so bright and sunny, they bring happiness whether eaten raw or cooked. Classic lemonade is made so much happier and brighter just with addition of peaches. You can’t beat this simple, refreshing lemonade recipe!
HOW TO MAKE PEACH LEMONADE
Juice lemons and set aside the lemon juice.
You can choose to peel the peaches or leave the skin on. If planning on reusing peaches in pancakes or as ice cream topper, I suggest peeling the peaches before cooking.
Peel peaches, take out the pits, and slice them. Add peaches into a sauce pot and combine with sugar and 2 cups of water. Stir and bring the mixture to simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat a little and let peaches cook until softened.
Pour the peach mixture into a pitcher through a strainer. You can add some of the peaches to the pitcher or all of them. Add remaining cold water to the pitcher and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Stir everything together and refrigerate until cold.
WHAT OTHER FLAVORS TO ADD
Bring some more flavor to the lemonade by adding other complimentary favors.
Raspberry Peach – add 6 oz of raspberries to the peaches and cook it together. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer to get rid of the raspberry seeds.
Mint Peach – add a couple of mint sprigs to the post with peaches when peaches are almost softened and finish cooking. Strain the peach mixture and discard the cooked mint. You can add another fresh mint sprig to the pitches with ready lemonade.
Ginger Peach – add 2 tsp of sliced fresh ginger to the sauce pot with peaches and cook both together. Strain the peach mixture though and get rid of cooked ginger slices.
Sparkling Peach – prepare the peach mixture according to the recipe and combine it with the lemon juice. Cool down the mixture and place in the refrigerator until cold. Combine peach mixture with soda water instead of water in the pitcher right before serving.
CAN I MAKE IT INTO A COCKTAIL?
Absolutely! You can make this peach lemonade into a cocktail by adding tequila, gin, or vodka. You can mix individual cocktails or make a whole pitcher. For individual peach lemonade cocktails, combine 2 oz. of liquor with 4 oz of peach lemonade. To make the whole pitcher of cocktails, add about 1 1/2 cups of liquor, depending on how strong you want the punch to be.
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- 20 oz peaches (3 large peaches)
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6 ripe lemons)
- 2 cups cold water
- Juice lemons, strain and set aside the lemon juice.
- Peel peaches, take out the pits, and slice them. Add peaches into a sauce pot and combine with sugar, vanilla extract, and 2 cups of water.
- Stir and bring the mixture to simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat a little and let peaches cook until softened.
- Pour the peach mixture into a pitcher through a strainer. You can add some of the peaches to the pitcher or all of them. Add remaining cold water to the pitcher and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
- Stir everything together and refrigerate until cold.