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An unimpeachably refreshing summertime beverage

Raspberry lemonade in mason jar. Cold summer iced drink. Close up.

In light of all the hot weather we’ve had this summer, it makes sense to put together a refreshing twist on a favourite summertime drink by putting together two seasonal ingredients – peach and raspberry – that will make a perfect pear!

A roadside lemonade stand might typically charge five cents, but with this recipe you can definitely get away with ten!

Sweetened lemon juice was traded as early as the 12th century.

I remember getting pink lemonade as a kid and thinking it was something special when it was likely regular lemonade with red food colour. That being said, red or pink lemonade was, like many things, invented by accident.

A container of cinnamon hearts accidentally fell into a vat of lemonade that was for sale at a travelling circus, which naturally stained it pink.

“The show must go on” is of course the motto of any good circus, along with selling you on things that weren’t always what they seemed. It was only natural that they pulled off selling their “famous” pink lemonade (and probably jacked up the price).

Our lemonade here is naturally coloured from the additional fruits and, I gotta say, looks un-be-peach-able!

The trick is to make it as easy as possible by making your puree mix using the whole raspberries and not even bothering to peel the peaches. Then you just strain out all the seeds and undesirables.

Don’t strain over the sink and let all the great lemonade go down the drain – do it over a bowl or pitcher to catch it all!

Peaches are sacred in many cultures and are thought to bring peace and happiness and contribute to longevity of life. So, in the current state of the world it’s a good idea to drink some peaches, the better to get you out of the pits!

Peach-Raspberry Lemonade

Recipe by Chef Duff

In light of all the hot weather we’ve had this summer, it makes sense to put together a refreshing twist on a favourite summertime drink by putting together two seasonal ingredients – peach and raspberry – that will make a perfect pear!

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh peaches, cut in chunks

  • 2 packs of raspberries

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water)

  • 2 litres cold water

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (4-6 lemons)

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • Garnish: peach slices, raspberries, mint leaves

Directions

  • Place peaches, raspberries and water into food processor and blend the living daylights out of it – strain out seeds and the like.
  • Bring sugar and water to a boil to make syrup, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Mix cold water with lemon juice then blend in syrup and puree.
  • Chill over ice and garnish.
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