Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White Peach & Rose Lemonade {I HAVE MOVED TO ROSE & IVY JOURNAL!)

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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 


  1. Looks lovely thank you for sharing xxx

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  2. You don't need to tell me twice - I'm making this ASAP!!!

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  3. This looks so lovely and classy! I've never made anything with rose water–I'm not even sure what it tastes like!

  4. This looks amazing but why is cooking the peaches necessary? Wouldn't you just juice or blend them and strain?

    1. Hello, You need to cook the peaches so that a simple syrup can form. If you just blended it into a juicer it would not have the same syrupy effect. I hope this helps!

  5. I've never even heard if rose water!!! Where do I get it I love to try this looks so yummy

  6. This is really great. Thank you for sharing your ingredients! =)