I took my kids out to the park today and could not help but feel thankful for clear blue skies, green trees, and the warm summer breeze. Summers are a beautiful period in Germany and the official season for fruity and delicious drinks. Peach Raspberry Lemonade is high on my summer drink list because it is refreshing, colourful and delightfully sweet.
If you already have lemonade you only need peaches and raspberries to complete this fruity drink. I used fresh peaches for this recipe but thawed frozen peaches or canned peaches will also work. You can also swap peaches and raspberries with your favourite fruit duo (cherry & pineapple, strawberry & watermelon, mango & passion fruit) and concoct your own version of fruity lemonade.
When Summers are over, and the weather returns to its depressive grey and gloomy state, a sip of this chilled Peach Raspberry lemonade transports me to the good old sunshine filled days. Whether you want to enjoy a laid-back day in the sun or reminiscence about the clear skies, this drink will bring you to your happy place. This lemonade is also great for parties and can be made ahead.
- Peach Raspberry lemonade is easy to whip up. You start by pureeing and straining the peach and raspberries.
- Then make a standard lemonade and mix in the peach and raspberry juices.
- Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve garnished with slices of raspberries and peaches.
For Peach Syrup:
- Peaches 2; pitted and diced
- Raspberries 1/2 cup
- Water 1/2 cup
- Sugar 1/4 cup
- Water 4 cups
- Lemon Juice 2/3 cups
- Ice Cubes as required
- Raspberries & Peach slices for garnishing (optional)
To make the syrup combine peaches, raspberries and water in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain this puree through a fine sieve placed over a bowl and discard the seeds and skins.
Combine sugar, lemon juice and water in a separate bowl to make lemonade. Adjust sweetness to your preference. Mix in the raspberry and peach syrup. Refrigerate for a few hours until chilled. Serve in glasses with ice. Garnish with fresh raspberry and slices of peaches.