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Do you love a tangy, refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day? Me too! Add in some peaches and mint and you have the ultimate drink…Fresh Peach Mint Lemonade!
Sweet peaches and refreshing mint pair perfectly with tangy lemonade. We can’t grow lemon trees here in our Utah climate, but if you grow peaches and mint in your garden, this recipe is a necessity!
For help picking the right trees and tips for taking care of them talk, to an expert at Western Gardens. There are a lot of varieties and they’ll help you choose exactly what you need! (And if you ask nice, they might even show you some of the cool multi-variety trees like the “fruit salad” tree! It has four different kinds of fruit grafted onto ONE tree! So cool, right?!)
As I was slicing peaches for this lemonade, I saw my blooming mint plant on the counter and decided to throw some mint leaves into the mix too. And I’m so glad I did! The mint added a cool, refreshing hint to the sweetness and made every sip a wonderful mix of tart, tangy, sweet and refreshing. I’ve made three batches so far and I’ve found that the longer you let the lemonade cool in the fridge, the better it tastes. I recommend letting it cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Fresh Peach Mint Lemonade
- 4 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 medium peaches, pits removed and quartered
- 2 Tbsp mint leaves
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
- Add water and sugar to a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add mint and peaches to sugar/water mix, reduce heat to med-low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour into a blender jar and remove the center of the lid, if possible (to allow steam to escape).
- Place a towel over the lid and blend on low for 25-30 seconds, or until smooth.
- Pour through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Discard the solids.
- Whisk in lemon juice and cool in fridge for at least 3 hours.
Are you a tangy lemonade fan? Or do you prefer your drinks a little sweeter? No matter what your taste is, Western Gardens has a wide variety of herbs and fruit trees to make any drink your taste buds can imagine! Talk to an expert today to see what plants will thrive best in your garden.
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