Peach Tree Lemon Tea

Peach Tree Lemon TeaLemonade, in all its versatility, allows you to add the flavor of fresh, seasonal fruits for creative drink mixing. (Check out our recipe for the Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Cocktail.) Here we blend pureed ripe peaches and balanced the flavor with brewed black tea and vodka for a perfectly refreshing summer cocktail.

Peach Tree Lemon Tea Recipe
Yields 1 cocktail

1-1/2 ounces vodka
1-/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup cold water
3/4 ounce peach purée
3/4 ounce black tea

Brew the tea
Brew a strong cup of black tea and allow to cool to room temperature. Add a couple ice cubes to chill.

Make the lemonade
Here, you can use 4 ounces of a good quality lemonade or make your own easily. While the tea is cooling, pour 1/8 cup of hot water into a mixing cup or jar and add the tablespoon of sugar to dissolve. Allow to cool to room temperature and add the lemon juice, 1/4 cup of cold water and a couple ice cubes to chill.

Make the peach puree
Blend one peach in a blender.

Mix the cocktail
Combine the vodka, black tea, lemonade, and peach puree in a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a glass filled with peach slices and ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh herbs—rosemary or mint.

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