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Peach Lemonade

If peach lemonade isn’t on your summer drink list yet, now’s the time to add it! Peaches pack a lot of natural sweetness for a sweet-tart, honey-kissed peach lemonade recipe you’ll be making all season long.

Close up of a glass of peach lemonade in front of 2 other glasses of lemonade.
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In the summer, I often see refreshing variations of lemonade, such as Mint Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade. But one combination I rarely see is Peach Lemonade, and that’s a shame! Sweet, ripe, juicy peaches pair surprisingly well with freshly squeezed, tangy lemon juice.

Because peaches in season are SO sweet at their peak, you won’t need to sweeten your drink with lots of added sugar. In fact, this peach lemonade recipe simply calls for a honey syrup to boost the sweetness.

This refreshing drink might be perfect for your next summer brunch or picnic, but it's so tasty and easy to make that you'll want to enjoy it any time, not just on a special occasion. Keep the peels when making the syrup and you'll also have a refreshing drink painted like a peachy summer sunset!

Summary
  1. What you need to make this peach lemonade recipe
  2. Featured Ingredient
  3. How to Make Peach Lemonade with Fresh Peaches
  4. Ways to mix things up
  5. What to Serve with Peach Lemonade
  6. More non-alcoholic drink recipes
  7. Peach Lemonade Recipe
  8. Greek Honey – Thyme, forest and wild herbs
Ingredients for peach lemonade: lemons, honey, water and peaches.Ingredients for peach lemonade: lemons, honey, water and peaches.

What you need to make this peach lemonade recipe

Peach Lemonade is made with just 3 simple ingredients! Just make sure your peaches are very ripe. You will need:

  • Peaches: I prefer a mix of tart yellow peaches and sweet white peaches, but feel free to use any variety you prefer.
  • Honey: Use a mild honey so that it doesn't overpower the flavor and aroma of the peaches (more tips in the “Featured Ingredients” section below).
  • Lemons: Here, use a tart lemon, like a Eureka or Lisbon, rather than a sweeter Meyer variety. That mouth-watering acidity balances the syrupy sweetness of the peaches and honey.
A pitcher of peach lemonade on a wooden tray with peaches and lemons. Next to it is a glass of peach lemonade.A pitcher of peach lemonade on a wooden tray with peaches and lemons. Next to it is a glass of peach lemonade.

Featured Ingredient

Why choose honey over white sugar? While both honey and refined sugar will sweeten your drink, honey contains fructose, which is naturally sweeter than the glucose in white sugar, so you need less of it.

Honey also provides vitamins C and B, calcium, potassium and other vitamins and minerals (visit the USDA for complete nutritional breakdown). Finally, honey gives lemonade a richer, more nuanced flavor that white sugar doesn’t offer.

As mentioned above, honey comes in many different varieties, and for this peach lemonade, it’s a good idea to go with a more delicate style. All types of honey are fine, including clover, acacia and wildflower honey, which are commonly available at the supermarket. Avoid stronger-flavored honey varieties, such as buckwheat, manuka, or chestnut, as their flavor may overpower the drink.

Close up of two glasses of peach lemonade in front of a pitcher of lemonade on a wooden tray, along with some peaches and lemons.Close up of two glasses of peach lemonade in front of a pitcher of lemonade on a wooden tray, along with some peaches and lemons.

How to Make Peach Lemonade with Fresh Peaches

Instead of using artificial flavorings, I like to make peach lemonade with fresh peaches. It takes a few minutes of chopping and cooking, but it’s worth it! As a bonus, you can save the pureed peaches to garnish Greek yogurt, mix them into oatmeal, or just eat them plain. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

  • Prepare a simple honey syrup. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine ¾ cup honey and 1 cup water. Stir to dissolve honey, then reduce heat to medium.
  • Let the peaches simmer. Add 3 cups of chopped peaches and bring to a boil. Let the peaches simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and pressing them with the back of a wooden spoon to release their juices as they cook. Cut peaches into small pieces and let them simmer in a pan.Cut peaches into small pieces and let them simmer in a pan.
  • Cold. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, then strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a mixing glass.
  • An overhead photo of peach lemonade with a peach next to it.An overhead photo of peach lemonade with a peach next to it.Mix and serve. In a large pitcher, combine the cooled peach honey syrup, 1 cup lemon juice, and 4 cups water. Stir gently to combine. Serve with sliced ​​peaches and lemon wedges in glasses filled with ice.

Ways to mix things up

Peaches and lemons pair well with many different ingredients. If you want to add other flavors to your drink, the syrup stage will concentrate most of the flavor and is the best time to add those ingredients.

  • Mint: Peaches and mint are a classic pairing that add a refreshing touch to lemonade. Add ½ cup fresh Moroccan mint leaves in the last few minutes of simmering the peaches. The mint is strong and will continue to infuse as the syrup cools to room temperature. Strain with the peaches.
  • Lavender: A fresh floral note for the Peach Lemonade. Add ¼ cup dried lavender flowers to the saucepan with the peaches. Follow the recipe as directed and strain with the peaches.
  • Ginger: Add a zesty twist to your peach lemonade! Chop a 2-inch piece of unpeeled ginger and add to the saucepan with the peaches. Proceed with the recipe as directed.
  • For a Peach Melba: The classic peach and raspberry vanilla ice cream dish in drink form! Combine 1 cup of fresh raspberries with the peaches and proceed with the recipe as directed. Add ½ tablespoon of real vanilla extract to the lemon juice and combine with the syrup and water.
Close up of a glass of peach lemonade.Close up of a glass of peach lemonade.

What to Serve with Peach Lemonade

Peach lemonade can be served any time of day, but it’s especially refreshing on a warm afternoon with a light lunch or poolside with a few small plates. Pair it with a crisp, fresh salad like the Maroulosalata Greek Lettuce Salad, or a colorful Nicoise Salad for a heartier lunch. Or go for extra peachy flavors with a Peach, Arugula, Basil, and Goat Cheese Salad.

For some small plates to enjoy during happy hour, try the Grilled Halloumi with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and a Honey Rosemary Glaze and a Mediterranean Bowl with All the Sides.

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  • Prepare a simple honey syrup. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the honey and 1 cup water. Stir to dissolve the honey, then reduce the heat to medium.

  • Let the peaches simmer. Add the chopped peaches and bring to a boil. Let the peaches simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and pressing them with the back of a wooden spoon to release their juices as they cook.

  • Cold. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, then strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a mixing glass.

  • Mix and serve. In a large pitcher, combine the cooled peach honey syrup, lemon juice, and remaining water (4 cups to make 8 drinks). Stir gently to combine. Serve with sliced ​​peaches and lemon wedges in glasses filled with ice.

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Calories: 134.8kilocalorieCarbohydrates: 35.9GProtein: 0.9GFat: 0.3GSaturated fats: 0.03GPolyunsaturated fats: 0.1GMonounsaturated fat: 0.1GSodium: 18.7mgPotassium: 139.4mgFiber: 1.3GSugar: 33.2GVitamin A: 246.3IUC vitamin: 15mgSoccer: 11.2mgIron: 0.4mg

Greek Honey – Thyme, forest and wild herbs

Sweeten your peach lemonade with the highest quality honey from the Greek island of Crete.

a jar of Greek honey from the Mediterranean dish.a jar of Greek honey from the Mediterranean dish.

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