August is National Peach Month!
And it’s not hard to tell that I kinda like peaches – just take one look at the array of peach recipes on my blog (like peach BBQ sauce, peach cinnamon rolls, & peach pie ice cream just to name a few) and you can tell.
But my ultimate favorite peach anything – Peach Iced Tea.
The addiction started back in my teenage years when Lance and I would frequently dine at the Olive Garden. Their peach iced tea is really delicious.
Peach tea from most places is pretty reliable – cuz really, it’s hard to screw up. But I’m kind of impartial to my homemade version. I can control the level of sweetness based on how much peach simple syrup I add in.
I love how the syrup comes out this gorgeous pink color – how could you not want to pour that into a beverage?!
I like to make a big batch of sun tea – then pour myself a glass, stir in a tablespoon or so of peach syrup and throw in a couple peach slices, that way I can make it as peachy/sweet as I like by the glass. But you could also pour some of peach syrup right into your batch of tea to make a whole pitcher.
And lets not forget that it can also be used to sweeten summery alcoholic beverages as well!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
- 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 into iced tea or cocktails for a sweet peach flavor.