Peach & Cardamom Lemonade
adapted from Joy the Baker
1 scant cup brown sugar (not packed into the measuring cup)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
4 cups cold water
crushed ice for serving
1. In a blender, combine chopped peaches (skin and all), brown sugar, cardamom, and lemon juice. Blend to a smoothie-like consistency.
2. Pour into a fine mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl and press the mixture through the fine mesh strainer leaving some of the peach skin and pulp behind. (Using a small silicone spatula and running it on the bottom of the strainer helps.) Discard what is left in the strainer.
3. Pour the strained peach and lemon mixture into a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water and stir. Taste and adjust accordingly. (I added a few extra tablespoons of lemon fresh lemon juice.) Pour over crushed or cubed ice and enjoy!
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