Peach Lemonade

Peach Lemonade is a tasty, refreshing drink combining classic homemade lemonade, mint simple syrup, and fresh peach puree...sure to become a new summertime favorite!

Minty Peach Lemonade in two glasses, garnished with lemon slice, peach wedge, sprig of mint, and red-and-white paper straws, with text overlay


 

I am so excited about today's recipe, y'all. I don't know why Peach Lemonade never occurred to me before. Strawberry lemonade? Sure. Peach tea? Of course.

But to take my favorite summer fruit and combine it with my favorite summer drink? Brilliant.

Close-Up of glass of Peach Lemonade loaded with garnishes and two colorful straws

I promise I'm not trying to toot my own horn here. It's just that this particular combo of flavors turned out to be really, really yummy. And that is due, in no small part, to the fact that this Peach Lemonade also incorporates mint!

Garnished glass sitting on windowsill

How to Make Minty Peach Lemonade

There's just something so delicious and refreshing about adding mint to drinks, don't you think? Whether it's tea or punch or a cocktail, a little bit of mint packs a whole lot of flavor. My favorite way to use mint in beverages is to incorporate it into a simple syrup.

Make the Mint Simple Syrup

Doing so is quick and easy!

  1. Boil together water + sugar to a syrup-like consistency.
  2. Add fresh mint leaves and allow them to steep while the syrup cools.
  3. Strain the syrup and discard the mint leaves.

You should end up with a little over 1 cup of simple syrup.

Mason jar of mint simple syrup with sprig of mint floating inside

Purée the Peaches

While the mint simple syrup is cooling, prep your peaches:

  1. Cut peaches into chunks and purée them in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Pour the purée into a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl, pushing it through with a spoon. Discard any skin and solids left in the sieve.

And finally, it's time for the fun part!

Assemble the Peach Lemonade

  1. Combine the mint simple syrup, the peach purée, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and cold water in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate until chilled or serve immediately over ice!
Close-Up of garnished glass

Why Not Muddle?

Unlike muddling the mint, making a simple syrup eliminates the concern of sucking up a fragment of a mint leaf through your straw.

And I don't know about you, but when I'm kicked back in my wooden rocking chair on my expansive front porch sipping on a tall glass of icy lemonade, the last thing I want to worry about is gagging on a mint leaf.

Okay, so I don't really have a wooden rocking chair.

Or an expansive front porch.

Or the time to leisurely sit and sip on anything.

But a gal can occasionally daydream that life is like a lazy summer day on a Country Time Lemonade commercial, right?

And if bickering or whining kids snap her back to reality a bit too quickly, she can just channel serenity for a moment longer by sucking down her minty Peach Lemonade with a little more vigor.

Or, if all else fails, I hear this lemonade is also quite tasty with a splash of vodka. 😉

More Refreshing Summer Drinks

Glass of peach lemonade garnished with fresh peach wedge, lemon slice, sprig of mint, and two red and white paper straws

Minty Peach Lemonade

Minty Peach Lemonade is a tasty, refreshing drink combining classic homemade lemonade, mint simple syrup, and fresh peach puree...sure to become a new summertime favorite!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 149kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup water, DIVIDED
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed mint leaves
  • 4 medium peaches
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  • Prepare mint simple syrup by combining ¾ cup water and sugar in a small pot. Set pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves and then remove from heat. Add mint and allow to steep until syrup has cooled. Strain and discard mint leaves. You should end up with a little over 1 cup of simple syrup.
  • While syrup is cooling, wash peaches, remove pits, and cut in chunks. Puree peach chunks in a blender or small food processor until smooth. Set a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour in peach puree, pushing it through using the back of a spoon. Discard skins/solids. You should end up with about 1 cup of peach puree.
  • In a pitcher, mix together 1 cup mint simple syrup, peach puree, fresh lemon juice, and remaining 2 cups water (store any leftover simple syrup in the fridge for another use). Refrigerate lemonade until chilled and/or serve over ice.

Equipment Needed

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust this recipe to your taste, adding more water, lemon juice or simple syrup.
  • This recipe can easily be halved or multiplied. Basically, you just need to use 1 part simple syrup, 1 part peach puree, 1 part lemon juice, and 2 parts water.
  • If possible, make sure that all of the components of your Peach Lemonade are chilled before combining them.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Originally published June 25, 2014.

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31 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hello! I tried this recipe for my best friend's birthday last year and it was amazing! I just have one question, can you use frozen peaches for this recipe?

    1. Hi Brooke! I think frozen (thawed) peaches would work just fine in this recipe. They're not always as sweet or "peachy" as fresh peaches, but I bet the lemonade would still turn out yummy. 🙂 Happy Friday!

  2. My last party you linked up this great drink!I loved this drink so much that I featured it in my Fabulous Friday Party that starts tonight at 10pm and runs all week! Thanks Maria

    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Maria...I really appreciate it! Happy Friday! 🙂

  3. Whoops, I need to proof read before I hit send! 😉 That was supposed to say "something", not "so, etching"!

  4. First of all, you always have such gorgeous pictures, girl! And secondly, this drink looks incredibly refreshing! Minty peach lemonade is totally so,etching I need in my life! Pinned 🙂

    1. You are too sweet, Jocelyn...thank you! I hope you get a chance to try this sometime...it's definitely refreshing for summer. 😉 Thanks so much for the pin, and I hope you're having a fun and fabulous summer!

    1. You are too sweet, Jen...thank you! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend with your cute family! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Jill! I don't think you can go wrong with this combo of flavors...so summer-y! 😉 I really appreciate the pin, and I hope you had a fabulous 4th! 🙂

  5. Yum! This looks FABULOUS! I can't wait to try out this recipe! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!

    1. Thank you so much, Pauline! I was honored to have my lemonade featured at Monday Funday today...always such a fun party! 🙂

  6. Hi again Samantha! Just wanted to let you know I featured your awesome lemonade this week! Thank you so much for linking up with me; I can't wait to see what new deliciousness you have going on around here!

    1. You are too sweet, Karly...thank you! And I appreciate you stopping by to let me know. Hope you have a fabulous 4th! 🙂

  7. Mint and lemon were just made for each other. I'm convinced of that this summer. I love the addition of peach too, one of my favorite fruits.

    1. I totally agree, Mallory...I love adding mint to just about every type of drink these days. It's such a nice complement to lemon, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well it suits peaches, too. 🙂 Enjoy!

  8. So happy you stop by and the these photos of the drinks are amazing! i love photos that are crisp and clear.. trying to learn to be a better photograher.

    Maria

    1. You are too kind, Maria...thank you! I feel like I still have a long way to go with my photography, but learning is half the fun. 😉 Hope you're having a great week!

  9. I've got th porch; I've got the chair; I grow the mint. Now all I need is to take the time. Sounds like the perfect thing to dress us our 4th of July celebration. Thank you Samantha!

    1. Awwww...I can just picture y'all on your perfect porch with your pristine view enjoying this lemonade, Carolyn! Enjoy, and I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing 4th! 🙂

  10. Amazing recipes for summer parties! i do lots of parties outdoors and its my favorite time of year!
    Love it if you come to my Fabulous Friday Party.
    thanks Maria

    1. Summer is my favorite season as well, Maria! And thanks so much for the invite to link up at your party...hopping over now! 🙂

  11. Hi Samantha!

    I've been blog-stalking you for awhile now, ha ha ha, and I just adore your recipes and especially your photography! It's always refreshing (like this drink, har har har) to see someone with both culinary and photography skills. I'd love to have you link up with me at Three in Three for the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party. I've missed you seeing your recipes since I left Tasty Tuesdays, so I hope to see you again soon!

    -Karly

    1. What a sweet comment, Karly...I love having blog stalkers - ha! 😉 Seriously, though, thank you for the kind words, and thanks for the invite to your link party. Hopping over now to link up! 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  12. This recipe looks really yummy and refreshing. I've had peach lemonade but it's artificially sweetened not with fresh peaches. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

    1. Thank you, Matt! I was so pleased by how well all of these flavors complemented one another. 🙂 Happy Friday!