Fresh Peach Lemonade

3 C Fresh Peaches 1 1/2 C Sugar
Zest of 3 Lemons 1 C Fresh Lemon Juice (Juice of about 7 lemons)
6 C Cold Water or Sparkling Water Garnish (Peach slices, lemon slices, mint)

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, add diced peaches, lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water.
  • Stir to dissolve sugar and let mixture simmer. (Do not boil, reduce heat if needed)
  • When peaches are very soft, mash them with a potato masher or fork to break them up.
  • Let mixture simmer until it thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Strain the peach syrup mixture into a bow and discard the solids.
  • Add the lemon juice to the peach mixture.
  • Pour into a pitcher along with 4 cups of water or sparkling water.
  • Regrigerate until cold if desired
  • Fill gasses with ice and peach lemonade.
  • Garnish with fresh peach slices, fresh lemon slices and mint.