As long as they taste good, right? Right...
(Update: Pics were updated, so they are somewhat better. :))
I made these awhile ago after buying some of these Izze drinks on sale. Not something I would drink every day, but they were good. And I said, "I bet I could make these." So armed with tons of fresh peaches that were rapidly ripening, this is my take on the Sparkling Peach Izze. If you don't like ginger, just leave it out. You could try this with other fruits as well. And as you can tell from the ingredients list, this recipe is very flexible, so depending on how many peaches you use, you can add the rest of the ingredients to suit your own taste.
serves 4-6 printable recipe
4 large peaches (about 1 1/2 - 2 cups pureed)
1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
1 -2 tsp grated ginger (more to taste)
1/4 cup honey (optional, to taste)
3 - 5 cups chilled sparkling mineral water
How to make:
If you don't have a high-powered blender and don't want to strain your puree, first peel your peaches. Remove peach pit and puree peaches in blender. Strain puree with a fine mesh strainer if desired to remove small bits of peel or to make smoother puree. In blender, add lime juice, ginger, and honey to peach puree. (I use THIS microplane grater for my ginger.) Blend to incorporate. Taste puree and add more honey and ginger if needed. It should taste slightly sweet since we are adding it to the mineral water. Divide puree into 4 large (or 6 small) glasses and top off with mineral water. Garnish with lime or peach slices.
To make ahead: pour peach puree in a pitcher and slowly pour in mineral water. Chill until ready to serve.
Alcoholic version: Add a shot or two of vodka. Or replace half or more of the mineral water with a nice white or rose wine.
What's your favorite drink to cool off during the summer?
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