Peach Nectar Lemonade
This summery and fresh peach nectar lemonade is simple to prepare and you can make it as sweet or as tangy as you want. Perfect to quench your thirst on a hot summer day!
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time15 mins
- 3 peaches (about 3 cups chopped/485 grams) - $1.16
- 3 - 4 cups (700 – 950 ml) water divided - $0.00
- ½ - ¾ cup (100 – 150 grams) sugar - $0.16
- 1 cup (240 ml) lemon juice (about 4 large lemons) - $2.15
Chop two and a half of the peaches into about one inch (2.5 cm) cubes. The other half of the peach is for slicing and garnishing.
Place the chopped peaches with 2 cups of the water and ½ cup of the sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a gentle simmer and simmer for 5 minutes or until the peaches are soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool and steep for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile juice the lemons. You can reserve a couple slices for garnish if you like.
Transfer the contents of the pot of cooked peaches (with the liquid) to a blender and blend until smooth. Be sure to leave the lid of the blender partially open for steam to escape as you blend. Pour into a sieve over a large bowl and strain out the skin and pulp.
Add the lemon juice and an additional cup of water into the peach nectar. Taste and add more sugar if you want it sweeter and/or more water if you want it thinner.
Refrigerate until chilled then serve over ice and garnished with the peach and lemon slices and your favourite herb (optional).
Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 4.9% | Vitamin C: 25.1% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 1.2%