Peaches are in season and looking ripe, plump and perfect to eat, but you can also enjoy them in a liquid form with this delicious Peach Lemonade. Its really easy and refreshing and a great addition to your BBQ or summer party.
Serves 4 – prepare a few hours ahead to ensure it cooled and thoroughly infused.
4 ripe peaches – stones removed
8 tbsp muscovado or brown sugar
1 litre of sparkling water or soda water
10 Mint leaves
Ice to serve
Place the brown sugar in processor and grind to the consistency of caster sugar. Set aside.
Set aside one of the peaches to slice into 8 segments to serve in the glasses. Remove the skin of the remaining peaches and place them into a food processor and blitz until pureed. Pour into a jug (not the one you’re going to serve it in).
Peel the lemons using a peeler and place the zest into the jug, as well as the juice of the lemons and the sugar.
Pour 400 ml of boiling water into the jug and stir well until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool over.
When it’s completely cool strain the liquid and pour into the serving jug. Add the sparkling water, ice and fresh mint leaves.
Add two slices of the peach segments into each glass and pour over the peach lemonade.
Cooks Tip 1: Use nectarines if you prefer
Cooks tip 2: Fresh basil added to homemade lemonade tastes great, it does in this too.
Kumud Gandhi is a Nutritional Food Scientist bestselling Author, Broadcaster, and Keynote Speaker on the subject of nutritional health for productivity & performance in the workplace. In 2010 Kumud founded ‘The Cooking Academy’ a cookery school that focusses on cooking for nutritional health and wellbeing. Kumud regularly presents to international audiences on a variety of topics such as ‘Eating for Immunity and a Lifetime of Wellness’. She is an expert in the field of Wellness in the Workplace and works with organizations to create transformational change in employee health & well-being through nutrition and health coaching.