Saturday, July 19, 2008

Peach Lemonade

How 'bout a nice tall glass of ice-cold lemonade?
It's the perfect thing for a hot summer day!
Adding the peaches makes it amazingly refreshing!

1 3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-2 peaches, pitted and sliced

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
Remove seeds from lemon juice (if any), but leave pulp. In a big pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water. Float peach slices in pitcher. Let it chill for a while so the peach and lemon get to know each other a little better. Serve in a tall glass over ice.

The key to this recipe is the simple syrup. Dissolving the sugar insures that no sugar will be wasted on the bottom of the pitcher.
For a yummy variation, add some fresh raspberries. They'll turn your lemonade a pretty pink!

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