I’m no stranger to homemade summer drinks. We are not soda drinkers and, besides water, our drinks of choice are coffee and potent potables. So when the opportunity arises (ahem, summer), I love making fruity drinks that we can share when friends come over for cookouts. My childhood drinks of choice were anything that came in a pouch with a straw and Kool-Aid. So homemade drinks are sort of my grown-up, tastier versions of those.
Fruit + citrus is pretty much a given successful combo for summertime drinks, and this lemonade is no different. I do love my vanilla bean lemonade, but it’s always nice to have a few drink options for this time of year. This version uses peach infused simple syrup, and it gives the lemonade a beautiful peachy hue and a big boost of peach flavor. Like I did with this peach Old Fashioned, I added mint leaves because I love the way they taste with peaches. Of course, if you want to add some bourbon to this, I won’t judge you.