Summer is almost over. Plus, it’s my last day at the cottage in the valley before I head off to sunny Arizona for school. So, I thought it was necessary to post another summer drink recipe with more local fruit!
As you can probably tell, this time it’s peaches! Ever since I published my strawberry thyme lemonade recipe, I’ve been making different syrups to mix into sparkling water like CRAZY! I’m trying to force myself to drink more water…so to encourage myself I’ve been mixing sugary syrup in…does that still count?
Homemade iced tea is actually the best. I ended up making a huge jug of this stuff, and even had a bit on earl grey to spare. This resulted in me making a London Fog (another drink I’ll have to post a recipe of some time soon).
Enough chatter! Let’s make some tea!
- 7 cups water
- 6 earl grey tea bags (or loose tea)
- 1 cup sugar
- Two peaches, pealed and chopped
Steep 6 cups of water with tea bags or loose tea, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a medium saucepan, stir together water, sugar and peaches. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let mixture simmer until sugar is completely dissolves. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 25 minutes.
Strain peaches from syrup mixture and let cool completely before using. Store in the refrigerator.
Mix syrup into iced tea, tasting as you go along, to make sure the sweetness is just right. Serve with ice cubes and peach slices in each glass!
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