Fresh Peach Punch

By June 27, 2018 No Comments

Cool, refreshing, peachy summer sensation-Fresh Peach Punch. Life is “Peachy” Good.

Woo-hoo! Sweet Georgia Peaches are in season! Being a native Georgian, I may be a bit partial to Georgia peaches, but I think we have the sweetest best tasting peaches around. So I got my hands on some of these delicious jewels this past weekend and made my favorite punch.

Come on…what is there not to love about ripe, sweet, juicy, beautiful, fabulous homegrown (Georgia) peaches!

This is my go to summertime drink when I want to cool off with something absolutely delicious ASAP!

I love to make this punch for ladies luncheons, summer teas, baby/bridal showers, cookouts or just to, simply sit on the porch and sip and enjoy the bounty of the South’s finest harvest.

You won’t believe how easy this punch is to make. Basically, only one-step to making this and that’s pureeing the peaches.

Then you just add sugar, lemon juice and water. Add the ginger ale right before serving. I love that you can make this ahead to freeze so come party time, it’s ready and all you have to do is add the ginger ale. You can freeze the peach puree mixture in freezer bags for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or the puree will keep in the refrigerator for two to three days before serving. I love anything that I can do ahead of time to eliminate stress before a party.

To jazz it up a bit, I made some peach and cherry ice cubes. So easy to do and really makes the punch look beautiful. I placed a little piece of the peach with the skin on and one stemmed Maraschino cherry into each cube.

Mix water with about 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and pour over the fruit and freeze until frozen solid. This can be done ahead and frozen for up two months.

Just before serving add fresh mints leaves and extra slices of peaches to the punch.

For a real Southern touch, add magnolia leaves around your drink table and nestle whole peaches in the center of the leaves. If I’m serving out of a punch bowl, I place the magnolia leaves with the peaches around the punch bowl. It adds such a lovely touch!




Fresh Peach Punch

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 to 20 servings


  • 4 cups fresh peach puree (about 12 to 16 peaches)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice or the juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups ginger ale, chilled
  • Garnish: Peach slices, fresh mint leaves, frozen peach and cherry ice cubes post for directions on ice cubes)


  1. Combine peach puree, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Mix well and chill.
  2. Just before serving add ginger ale. Taste and add more sugar if peaches are not sweet enough.
  3. Add fresh peach slices to punch, mint leaves and ice cubes and garnish the bowl tray with whole peaches, unpeeled and magnolia leaves, if desired.


Do ahead tip/freeze: Peach puree mixture can be refrigerated for up to 2 days
before serving. Add ginger ale just before serving. The puree mixture can also be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw over night in the refrigerator and add the ginger ale before serving.



Hi, my name is Aletia. I am a true blue Southern girl, cookbook author, entrepreneur, self-taught food photographer and lover of chocolate.