Continuing the theme of National Peach Month, this peach lemonade recipe is a refreshing change of pace on traditional lemonade.
3 cups diced fresh peaches (about 6 peaches)
Zest of 3 lemons
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 7 lemons)
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add diced peaches, lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water. Stir to dissolve sugar and let the mixture simmer.
When peaches are very soft, mash them to break them up. Let mixture simmer until it thickens slightly.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Strain the peach syrup mixture into a bowl and discard the solids. Add the lemon juice to the peach mixture.
Pour peach mixture into a pitcher, add the remaining 4 cups of water, and stir. Refrigerate until cold.