Growing up I loved lemonade for it's sweet and tart taste and how it could put a few dollars in our pockets by having a stand on our suburban sidewalk. As I have gotten older it hasn't been a drink that I have gravitated to as much, until now. I decided to get creative and craft a more feminine and grown-up version of this iconic sip by blending fragrant white peaches with rose water for a refreshing summer drink. Not only is the shade of this drink beautiful, but it strikes the perfect balance between sweet, floral and tart. The white peaches and the rose water lend a delicate floral aroma while the lemon provides the right amount of zest.
White Peach & Rose Lemonade
3 cups white peaches, chopped into pieces
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from about 7 lemons)
3/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons rose water
Directions: Place chopped peaches, water and sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Allow to cook down, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly, then run through a blender until pureed. Pour peach mixture through a fine sieve and place place in refrigerator until chilled. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from lemons. Once peach mixture has chilled in a pitcher combine with lemon juice and rose water. Serve chilled.
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Photographs & Styling by Alison