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Fresh peach lemonade
3 cups fresh peaches, diced (about 6 peaches)
Zest of 3 lemons
1½ cups sugar
6 cups cold water or sparkling water, divided
1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of about 7 lemons)
Garnish (peach slices, lemon slices, mint)
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add diced peaches, lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water.
Stir to dissolve sugar and let mixture simmer. (do not boil, reduce heat if needed)
When peaches are very soft, mash them with a potato masher or fork to break them up.
Let mixture simmer until it thickens slightly.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Strain the peach syrup mixture into a bowl and discard the solids.
Add the lemon juice to the peach mixture.
Pour into a pitcher along with 4 cups of water or sparkling water.
Refrigerate until cold if desired.
Fill glasses with ice.
Fill with peach lemonade.
Garnish with fresh peach slices, fresh lemon slices and mint.
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