Peach lemonade

This easy lemonade uses fresh peaches to make a refreshing summer drink that's perfect for barbecues, picnics and parties.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus cooling
  • Total time: 5 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 Waitrose Perfectly Ripe Regal'in Peaches, stones removed, plus 8 slices to serve
4 unwaxed lemons
8 tbsp caster sugar
1 litre sparkling water, chilled
Ice and mint leaves (optional), to serve

Method

1. Blitz the peaches in a food processor until puréed.  Pour into a large measuring jug.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the lemons.  Add the zest, the juice from 2 of the lemons and the sugar to the jug.  Pour over 500ml boiling water and sir well until the sugar dissolves.  Leave to cool completely.

3. Strain the cooled liquid into a chilled serving jug and top up with sparkling water to taste.  Serve with plenty of ice, slices of peach and mint leaves, if using.