Trying to squeeze the last few drops out of Summer, and I wanted to share a recipe we shot a couple of months ago. My little garden was so great this year, and I was thrilled to have fresh greenery to add to recipes and photos. I have seen a few delicious peaches around still, s grab some fruit and let's get started!
(Found via Southern Lady Magazine, here)
6 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 (33-ounce) bottle sparkling water*
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs fresh mint
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
1.) In a medium saucepan, bring peaches, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer peach mixture to the container of a blender; purée until smooth. I also added a tiny bit of coconut milk to get that pretty, pastel color!
2.) In a large pitcher, stir together peach purée, sparkling water, lemon juice, and mint. Top with ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
We used San Pellegrino.
Kitchen Tip: Frozen peach slices may be substituted for ice cubes.