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Peach Mint Lemonade



Peach Mint Lemonade

Fresh peaches and mint with fresh lemon juice create this invigorating summer drink.

  • 1 cup natural cane sugar
  • 5 cups water, (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, (chopped)
  • 2 cups peaches (about 3 medium), (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2-1 cup lemon juice (2-4 large), (fresh-squeezed)
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Add mint leaves and boil for 2 minutes. Cool about an hour; then strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a blender. Puree peaches with syrup.

  2. Pour syrup blend into a pitcher, add lemon juice (start with ½ cup and increase to taste) and remaining water, stir until combined.

  3. Serve in ice-filled glasses; garnish with additional peach slices and a sprig of mint, if desired.