A Lemonade that can Make You Blush: Pink Peach Lemonade

January 2, 2013

As the last few frosty days reach their end and the scorching sun starts dominating the sky once again, you might find yourself reaching out for your folded-up fan (or creating a makeshift one out of a random office folder) as sweat beads start forming on your nose and start trickling down your back. The forever summer Philippine weather is starting to roll out thanks to global warming, so expect yourself to be parched most of the time. Given the foreseen circumstances, a refreshing glass of Pink Peach Lemonade might do you a lot of good.

If you have a few minutes to spare, it wouldn’t hurt to bring out the juicer and make a homemade batch of lemonade. Trust me, the extra elbow grease is worth it. But if you’re in a hurry and would like to make things snappy, then the store-bought kind is a huge lifesaver. Whether your lemonade is freshly squeezed or the store-bought variety, the key to making a good glass of lemonade is its balanced sweetness and acidity. Fresh peaches add a punch of sugary flavor, texture, and a fragrance that is reminiscent of summer. And as all drinks go, you can make a mature version of this by adding a splash of peach-flavored vodka.

This recipe calls for Pink Lemonade, which gets its name from the added cranberry juice, strawberry juice, raspberry juice, grapefruit juice, or other red fruit juice that’s mixed in the lemonade. Based on the Huffington Post, there are two claims regarding its invention—and both don’t sound very appetizing. One attributes to a circus concessionaire running out of water for his lemonade, so he made do with some water that was used to soak some red tights in, thus the pinkish color (gross). The other involves a circus promoter accidentally dropping some red cinnamon candy to his batch of lemonade (not-so-gross). Both involve a circus, so I am starting to question if this is a joke of some sort. Cheers!

Pink Peach Lemonade

Total Time: 10 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 liter prepared pink lemonade
  • 2 peaches, seeded and cubed
  • 1/4 cup peach vodka
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Procedure

  1. Shake together pink lemonade, vodka and ice.
  2. Put in pitcher and dump chopped peaches.
  3. Serve.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. FOLLOW
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Ria R.

Where does one even get peaches? 🙁 Or does one resort to the canned peaches? (Or peach syrup?)

emji lenon
emji lenon

mostly sa groceries ng sm , rustans nd robinson my peaches. but be careful. magkamukha sila ng nectarine pero my sticker na nkalagay dun.

Alex
Alex

Where did you get the yellow peach? I’ve been looking everywhere and all supermarkets have are white peaches from China!

Guest
Guest

‘Yung mga prutasan sa Farmer’s may nakikita ako dun, pero hindi nga lang palagi. Sa C and F stall sa bungad madalas may exotic fruits.

Jose Bimbo

‘Yung mga prutasan sa Farmer’s mayroon dun, pero hindi nga lang palagi. Sa C and F stall sa bungad madalas may exotic fruits.

Jasper Ferrer

looks like a trimmed down sangria. “LIKE”

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