Cooking with Hope: Versatile peaches work in everything from salad to salsa

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

1 cup bourbon (Optional)

4 cups ice cubes

1 large ripe peach, cut into 8 wedges


In a saucepan over medium heat stir together water, sugar and peaches. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Pour mixture into a blender and let sit for about 20-30 minutes with the cover removed. Place lid on blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large container and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Press peach mixture through a fine strainer over a bowl, reserving the liquid and discarding the solids. Stir in lemon juice, orange juice and bourbon. Place about 6 ice cubes in each of 8 low ball glasses, and pour about 2/3 cup of lemonade into each glass. Garnish with a peach wedge, and a sprig of mint if desired.

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