Sweet, refreshing, and so simple to make! This Peach Lemonade is the perfect drink to sip on during those warm summer days!
Let’s face it, I’m a sucker for a good lemonade. Ever since I was a kid, and well into my adult years, I would order strawberry lemonade whenever it was an option. Naturally, I was thrilled when the world started embracing other fruit-flavored lemonades, my absolute favorite of which is peach! I just love all things fun and fruity, from ambrosia salad to this refreshing Peach Lemonade recipe!
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I admit one of my guilty pleasures when I’m out and about running errands is picking up a Starbucks to sip along the way. On hot days, I’m not always in the mood for coffee so one day I ordered a Peach Lemonade and fell in love! My wallet started to take a hit after a while, which is why this peach lemonade Starbucks-inspired recipe is a real lifesaver for me!
PEACH LEMONADE INGREDIENTS
Peach Syrup- This super easy Peach Syrup recipe consists of frozen peaches, sugar, and water and can be made in just 10 minutes!
Lemon Juice- You cannot beat real lemonade made with freshly squeezed lemon juice! This recipe calls for 3/4 of a cup, but can be adjusted to taste! I recommend having 6-8 medium to large lemons on hand.
HOW TO MAKE PEACH LEMONADE
This recipe is so easy to make that you will keep your fridge stocked with a pitcher of this delicious beverage all summer long!
- Start by placing the frozen peaches, water, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 10 minutes and then cool to room temp. Then run the syrup through a mesh sieve.
- In a large pitcher, add 3 1/2 cups of water, 3/4 cup of lemon juice, and 3/4 cup of the simple syrup. Stir the ingredients to combine. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to taste to reach the desired level of sweetness or tartness.
- Once mixed, pour over ice and serve! This recipe will serve four people. You can also store the lemonade in the fridge for up to 5 days to enjoy later!
If you want to make your lemonade fizzy, swap out half or all of the water for sparkling water!
HOW DO I GET THE JUICE OUT OF A PEACH?
Turning peaches into peach juice takes a little bit of effort, but the results are seriously yummy! Adding peach juice is a great way to level up the fruity flavor of your fresh peach lemonade, and it’s also delicious all by itself! That is why it’s totally worth taking a look at how to get the juice out of a peach!
If you’re working with fresh peaches you need them to be ripe to yield the sweetest results! You will also want to peel and pit them prior to throwing them in a juicer or blender. The easiest way to peel fresh peaches is to blanch them, or you could skip that step entirely and use frozen peaches.
Once the peaches are peeled, slice them into medium chunks and simply blend them with water. There’s no specific water to peach ratio as a lot depends on the ripeness of the fruit and your personal preferences. You may also add sugar or lemon juice for flavor. Strain the blended peach mixture and you have a smooth, delicious drink ready to serve chilled or over ice.
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- Spiked Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail
- Southern Spiked Peach Iced Tea
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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS SOUTHERN PEACH LEMONADE
Strainer: This fine mesh strainer can help deliver the smoothest fresh juice you have ever tasted!
Pitcher: Perfect for serving guests or storing in the fridge, this pitcher is both functional and elegant.
Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup peach simple syrup
- Add the frozen peaches, water, and granulated sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- After cooling, pour the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to separate out the peaches.
- Add the water, lemon juice, and ¾ cup of the peach simple syrup to a medium pitcher with ice. Stir together and serve chilled.
- The simple syrup recipe yields just about 1⅓ cups of simple syrup total. Feel free to add more to the lemonade to reach desired sweetness. Leftover simple syrup can be stored in a sealed bottle in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Store the lemonade in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.