A refreshing and herbaceous lemonade that’s naturally pink and naturally sweetened with thyme honey
I have to admit, I didn’t appreciate lemonade the way I do now until we moved to Tunisia. After moving into our new home, we unexpectedly found a lemon on the ground under a tree. We were blessed with a lemon tree! Later we discovered we also had a pear and plum tree as well. Since our discovery, we have planted much more. The biggest blessing I ever received was moving into a home with a well-established garden. I fell madly in love with the therapeutic power of plants, and all the benefits of spending our time outdoors there, taking care of our herbs, flowers and fruit trees. We have succulents too, but in all honestly, they don’t need to be cared for here in Tunisia.
Welcome summer produce!
As soon as peaches became available at our market this year, I wanted to add them to everything. Cake, salads, sorbets, and now lemonade! You absolutely need to try this divine combination this season at your next gathering, or just because. We used muddled basil, infused peaches, freshly squeezed lemons, and thyme honey. While we found this drink to extremely satisfying on its own, I also found it to be a perfect complement to your summer cocktail as well. If you don’t love basil the way I do, simply swap it for another herb like thyme or mint, or leave out altogether. Peach lemonade is heavenly all on its own! I used freestone peaches with yellow flesh, and I infused them with their skin on which gave our lemonade a beautiful natural pink hue. You can use any type of peach + honey you desire!
- 6-8 lemons, juiced into one cup
- 1/2 cup basil
- 4 peaches, sliced + pitted
- 1 cup honey
- 4 cups of water
Bring your water to a simmer
In a pitcher, muddle your basil
Add in your honey, lemon juice, and peaches and wait for water
Add in warm water to allow honey to dissolve
Let all of your ingredients sit and infuse overnight in the refridgerator
Before serving, strain and serve over ice - or lemonade ice for less dilution!
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