Wednesday, May 16, 2012

White Peach Lemonade

It's like summer in a glass!

I saw this recipe in June's issue of Cooking Light and just had to give it a try. I love peaches and I love lemonade, so I knew I would love this. Peaches were on sale this week, so I swooped some up to try this recipe. I felt fancy drinking this out of a wine glass :)

Not only did I have a serving of this in a wine glass, I next tried this juice as a cocktail. There is so much flavor in this juice, that the vodka I used in the cocktail didn't detract from the flavor at all. I have a feeling rum or bourbon would also make an awesome cocktail when combined with this.

Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I have some rum in the house. Maybe a test cocktail tonight too is in order? ;)

I used 4 white peaches to make my lemonade. I left the skin on and all, since the peaches would later be pureed and strained through a sieve. The peaches get simmered on the stove in sugar water before you puree it.

Here's my peach mixture post-puree. Yum! Let the mixture cool in the fridge, about an hour and half. After cooling, strain the peaches through a sieve, keeping the juice and discarding the solids.

The peach juice is then mixed with 1 cup of fresh lemon juice, about 6 lemons. I found it best served over ice.

4 cups water
4 white peaches, diced
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Combine water, peaches, and sugar in a saucepan on the stove. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes.
2. Pour peach mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth. Place in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let cool in the fridge about 1 hour.
3. Strain peach mixture through a sieve, keeping the juice and discarding the solids.
4. In a large pitcher, combine peach juice and lemonade. Stir to mix. Serve over ice.

Recipe by Cooking Light

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