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
- 1 liter prepared pink lemonade
- 2 peaches, seeded and cubed
- 1/4 cup peach vodka
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Shake together pink lemonade, vodka and ice.
- Put in pitcher and dump chopped peaches.