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grilled lemonade

(1 rating)
Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

Sweet, tart, and easy to make at home, lemonade is a delicious way to cool down on a hot summer day. Want to make it even better? Grill and sugar the lemons! Dipping lemons into sugar and grilling them caramelizes the lemons and makes them super juicy. Serve as is with a few slices of grilled lemon or add a little vodka to the lemonade for an adult-only treat. This can be made the day before and refrigerated overnight. After one sip, this grilled lemonade is sure to become a family favorite.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled lemonade

  • 12
    lemons, medium to large, divided
  • 6 c
    water, divided
  • 1 c
  • extra sugar for dipping

How To Make grilled lemonade

  • Dissolving sugar and water in a saucepan.
    In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. This usually takes 2 or 3 minutes. Then remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Lemons cut in half and sliced.
    Slice 10 lemons in half and the other lemons into slices.
  • Dipping lemons in sugar.
    Dip lemons in sugar.
  • Lemons placed on a hot grill.
    Put the cut lemons on a clean, hot grill over medium heat.
  • Lemons cooking on a grill.
    Cook with the lid down for 5 or 6 minutes until they are golden and caramelized.
  • Juicing the grilled lemons.
    Let the lemons cool slightly. Then juice, over a strainer, into a liquid measuring cup. Measure 1 cup of lemon juice.
  • Adding water to a pitcher with lemon juice and simple syrup.
    Pour the lemon juice and simple syrup into a pitcher with 5 cups of water.
  • Stirring the lemonade.
    Stir until well mixed. Taste the lemonade and add more water to taste.
  • Pitcher covered with plastic wrap.
    Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap or a lid, and place it in the fridge. Let it chill for a few hours or overnight before serving. It can be served immediately over ice, but the ice will melt quickly and dilute the lemonade.
  • Pitcher of Grilled Lemonade with lemon slices.
    When serving, add a little extra tartness with a few slices of grilled lemon to the pitcher and glasses.