Saturday, May 26, 2012

Raspberry-Peach-Lime Lemonade

Wow, that's a mouthful!

This is a variation on the White Peach Lemonade recipe. All week, I've been thinking about the White Peach Lemonade, and how it made one lip-smacking cocktail. Is it bad that I made another batch, just to use in cocktails? Nah :)

I liked this even better than the White Peach, however the hubby thought there was too much going on. I could taste each of the individual ingredients, and I loved every single one them. I don't think anyone will be surprised that the raspberry was my favorite part!

The raspberries and peaches looked so good, even just simmering in the pan.

My puree became a wee bit frothy after its spin the food processor.

Letting my combination of fresh lemon juice and fresh lime juice chill in the fridge with the puree. I decided to throw the lime juice in the mix, because I had 3 very sad looking, little limes leftover from last week. I was afraid they weren't going to fulfill their lime destiny, so into the lemonade they went.

And just in case you are wondering, that's a Miller Lite, an IPA, and a couple of Corona's behind the juice. Wow, we sound like alcoholics. There are more things at my house than  just beer and vodka, trust me :)

At the risk of sounding even more like a lush, this was soooooo good with vodka and over ice! I highly recommend for you vodka-fans out there.

4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
10 oz frozen peaches
10 oz frozen raspberries
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice
lemon slices (garnish)
vodka (optional)

1. Combine water, sugar, peaches, and raspberries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower 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. Pour peach mixture into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and cool for 1 hour in the fridge.
3. Strain peach mixture through a sieve, discarding solids.
4. In a large pitcher, combine the juice from the peach mixture, lime, and lemon juice. Stir to mix. Serve over ice. If adding vodka to lemonade, combine 3 oz vodka with about 10 oz of juice.

Adapted from Cooking Light

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