Peaches are the very essence of summer, as they’re deliciously compatible with warm weather. Peach refresher drinks are popular in summer, and let’s say it aloud; we love them.
The question is, how hard is it to make your own iced peach refresher? It’s easier than you think! Of course, refreshers are more than drinks; they serve a purpose — they should quench your thirst and help you keep your cool.
Here’s our recipe for an iced peach refresher you can make with ordinary ingredients. Make a pitcher and call some friends over for a backyard party. While you’re at it, light up the grill!
Peaches are summery, and they give the most heartwarming flavor and personality to everything, from drinks to pies. Still, we don’t use peaches all that often; after all, it’s not the most popular fruit, and that’s a shame! Using fresh peaches and high-quality peach nectar is fun and allows you to craft all sorts of goodies, including refreshers.
Make a pitcher of iced peach refresher and make peaches part of your life. Here’s a tip: Peaches are riper between May and August, and although peach nectar is available all year round, you can get an artisan version in a farmers’ market. Learn how to make an iced peach refresher in just a few steps. Here’s what you need to know.
To make an iced peach refresher, you need peach nectar, two cups per pitcher. Quality matters here, so look for authentic nectar with little-to-no added sugar.
You’ll also need ginger ale to give fizziness and lovely sweetness to the drink. Of course, a splash of lemon juice balances the sweetness and makes the refresher more refreshing, basically.
As for the garnish, using fresh peach slices and a few thyme, rosemary or mint sprigs is a nice touch. Peach slices are a must, as you can munch on them after you finish your drink.
Make a pitcher and add the ice last just before serving to avoid dilution. Serve the ginger ale last as well to preserve that precious fizz! Other than that, you’ll have a colorful pitcher of peach refresher in no time!
Combine the ginger ale with the nectar in a pitcher filled with fresh ice. Stir in the lemon juice.
To serve, garnish the glasses with peach slices and a thyme sprig.
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