The inspiration for summer drinks keeps going. Rachel just posted this gorgeous picture of her own fruit combination of Peach Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate. I think that it's awesome that we are expanding on a basic recipe with such natural and fruit flavored drinks. This post is just before Memorial Day and it's the perfect drink to serve friends and family over the holiday weekend.
Thank you so much Rachel for sharing your jars and the photo to get the inspirational juices going!!!
Peach Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate
Makes 6-8 pints or 3 quarts of canned concentrate
3 cups peaches, frozen or fresh, pits removed,
3 cups raspberries
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 cups sugar
In a food processor, blender or bullet puree peaches and raspberries in batches.
Transfer peach raspberry puree to a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. DO NOT BOIL. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine. Using a thermometer heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Because this recipe has sugar it will get to temperature rather quickly so keep your eye on the thermometer. Remove from heat.
Ladle mixture into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, add hot lids and tighten rings just finger tight. Process in water bath canner at a boil for 15 minutes.
To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with one part water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjust concentrate to suit your taste. **If you do not want to process this concentrate in canning jars, freeze the concentrate in 1 to 2 cup portions.