Once upon a time, I lived in a faraway land (called “California”) where I had three lemon trees. One was the size of an oak, and my husband would occasionally put on his bike helmet, go out back, and hit the lemons off with a broom so they wouldn’t fall on the heads of our visiting friends and knock them unconscious. It was a magical time.
So I used to make fresh lemonade. Now that we live in Colorado, where I must pay actual money for lemons, I make the lemonade from bottled lemon juice…but I figure it’s still much better for us than the powdery stuff and takes about the same amount of time.
And though I can’t get good lemons here, Colorado does have tasty peaches…which we used last week for peach lemonade. Because the peaches are sweet, I cut the sugar for the lemonade a little.
Sweet Peach Lemonade:
3/4 c sugar
1 c water
1 c lemon juice
2 peaches, peeled and diced
Make simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat, add 1 c lemon juice and stir.
Pour lemonade mixture into blender. Add peaches and blend until smooth. Cool and serve.
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