Warmer weather, means more mocktails for my family. As it gets hotter each day, cold beverages are all we want. We’ve been known to have slurpees for dinner on a 100 + F day. This week, I picked up the juiciest white nectarines at my local farmers market. They are so sweet. Lemonade is the perfect versatile drink for adding fresh fruit and herbs to. Nectarines and mint pair to make this perfectly summery drink.Nectarine Mint Sparkling Lemonade
- 4 white nectarines
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
- 2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
- Sparkling water to taste (about 3-5 cups)
- nectarines slices and mint sprigs for garnish
Juice the lemons. In a food processor or blender, place the pitted nectarines, mint and sugar. Pulse under the nectarines are a smooth. In a large pitcher combine the lemon juice, nectarine puree and sparkling water. Stir and serve chilled over lots of ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint, and a slice of lemon and nectarine.
And now I shall return to painting my laundry room and installing cabinets. I’m in the thick of it right now. Everything from my laundry room in now in the rest of my house, and I have IKEA cabinet parts and boxes everywhere. It’s going to be great when it’s done, but right now, I’m questioning my sanity just a little bit. You can find lots more Mocktail recipes on my Food + Drink page.