Peach Limeade

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Check out this cute looking thing!

We can’t ignore all the peaches right now, can we?! No way–that’d be mean. And we’re nice people!

Every weekend, for the past few weeks, I’ve come home with peaches…and pluots…and apricots. But then I get all crazy and eat them while watching youtube videos for a few hours straight. It’s a private Sunday morning thing I got going on. Totally not interesting.

Finally, I smarted up and bought way too many peaches to eat so I figured I’d drink them instead.

Let’s drink some peaches!



I’ve been in love with peaches for a long time.

First, there’s the whole thing about being born in Georgia. Georgia peach girl.

Second on the list, James and Giant Peach…anyone?! How amazing was that book as a kid? It always made me wanna eat peaches.

And…I really couldn’t stand Matilda’s parents. They showed up in my nightmares for years. Remember how he was a used car sales man and turned back mileage?! Bad dude, man. As a kid, I hated cheaters like that. Still do.

Anyway! Roald Dahl holds a super special place in my 9 year old heart. That’s all.

Back to drinking peaches…

There’s a puree situation that needs to happen with the peaches.

Here’s a little before:

And after:

You run the puree through a cheese cloth and combine it with the water and lime juice.

That simple. Let it get nice and cold in the fridge and serve it with ice cubes…some mint…and a few lime slices.

Refreshing, a little tart with an awesome amount of sweet.


Peach Limeade

Print this recipe!

Yields 6 servings

5 peaches
1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup lime juice (from approx 6-7 limes)
3 cups of water
Mint for garnish (optional)
Lime slices for garnish (optional)

Peel and slice the peaches and transfer to a blender. Add the sugar and blend until completely smooth.

Grab a colander or sieve and line it with a one layer of cheesecloth. Then place it over a medium or large bowl and run the peach puree through the cheese cloth to expel the pulp. You’ll definitely need the assistance of a spatula or wooden spoon to work it through–it’ll be thick!

In a small bowl (or measuring cup) juice the limes. Add the lime juice and water to the peach mixture. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with a few ice cubes, mint and a lime. Pretty!

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

this looks perfect. and i have about 5 ripe peaches on my counter!

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Blog is the New Black August 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

Gorgeous picture, even better recipe!

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Bev Weidner August 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Um, yes please. Would it be okay to spike? Look at me already thinking about booze!

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Adrianna August 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Duh. That’d be amazing.

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Allison August 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Yum! Looks fantastic!

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Michelle @ Chellbellz August 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

No sugar??

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Adrianna August 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons. It’s in the recipe!

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tina August 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

looks quite thirst quenching! where is that ice tray from? seriously some good looking ice cubes i might add :)

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Adrianna August 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

They make perfectly square ice cubes. I love it!

Here’s a link: http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-567719/Perfect-Cube-Ice-Cube-Trays

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Jen of My Tiny Oven August 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

These look so refreshing! Lovely photo’s, as usual!!

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TheFoodGospelAccordingtoRuth August 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

That looks incredible but anything with peaches in it I am going to love! Thanks for sharing!

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Katrina August 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Perfect for the heat!

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Sue/the view from great island August 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I have leftover peaches from my picking spree at the peach orchard the other day. I would spike this with rum…I’m going to do that tonight!

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fashionablecollections August 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm

So yummy! I need to use up some peaches laying around in the refrigerator :D

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Naomi August 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Roald Dahl love! :) :)
This looks delicious.

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DessertForTwo August 25, 2011 at 9:00 pm

You’re keeping me fed good all summer long, girl!

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homegrown countrygirl August 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Roald Dahl rocks… and so do you, your pictures and your recipes are fantastic!

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Tess @ Smagriculture August 26, 2011 at 1:21 am

I was JUST talking about Ms. Trunchbull yesterday – a friend of mine is working at a private school and the headmistress is absolutely EVIL. I made a not-so-funny joke about him being put in the chokey, which I don’t think he appreciated (or understood). Can’t win ‘em all.

In other words: peaches are awesome.

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Adrianna August 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

HA! This made me smile.

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France August 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Yum. Peach limeade on a hot day sounds delightful. The peach puree looks so great I could dive right in.

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Reem | Simply Reem August 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

This looks so refreshing and beautiful!!! Peach is really a sweetheart and I am sure this taste fabulous…. I am so making it today.

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myFudo August 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm

This is great for the summer, really wish I could have it, Love your blog

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dawn August 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I noticed your lime squeezer. Did you know you’re supposed to put the limes in upside down so you get the most juice out of them….so the cut side is to the side with holes? It looks backwards, but it really does get more juice out. It kind of turns them inside out when you do it the way it was designed to work.

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Adrianna August 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Oh I did know that! I actually just learned this a few months ago, actually and it makes a huge difference. I usually do it both ways to get the most out of it. I have no idea if doing it both ways actually helps, though. :)

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Tina August 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I do it both ways too. Someone needs to figure out what is the correct way. :)

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Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Looks so good and refreshing! Gorgeous photos too- they make me want to go right out to the store and buy some peaches. :)

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The Newlywed Chefs August 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This looks like a great way to end summer! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

I’m getting my box of CO peaches this week – can’t wait to try this!!

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Tina August 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm

This looks incredibly refreshing. Can’t wait to try. Peaches are overflowing right now.

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! September 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

In the words of Oprah, “peaches are the great love of my life”. True story.

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Robyn Lindars September 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

Just discovered your site- Bookmarked!!

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