This simple, luscious peach simple syrup is sweet, perfumed and delicious in drinks and cocktails, swirled into yogurt and drizzled over fresh fruit salads. With only 3 ingredients, you'll want to have this on hand whenever you can get ripe peaches.
Peel the peaches, cut them in half and remove the pit. Slice the peaches into thin slices (about 1/4" - 1/2" thick). Transfer the sliced peaches to a medium bowl.
Add the sugar and lemon juice and toss well to coat.
Set the peaches aside to macerate for 30 minutes to an hour. The sugar will dissolve and the peaches will give up their nectar.
Set a large mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the peaches and all their juices into the strainer. Set aside for 10 minutes or until all of the juices have seeped from the fruit into the bowl. Transfer the peach simple syrup to a jar or small pitcher to use in cocktails, desserts or other recipes.
Leftover macerated peaches can be spooned into morning yogurt, used in peach desserts like cobbler, peach pie or spooned over ice cream, pound cake or warm biscuits with cream for a special treat.