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Grilled Lemonade

Drinks | July 06, 2018 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 15
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day, our GRILLED LEMONADE will quench your thirst and put a smile on your face.

This GRILLED LEMONADE is one of those refreshing beverage recipes that serves up bold, bright flavours with surprisingly little effort. In fact, this may go down as one of our most basic posts ever, and we’re totally fine with that. It’s not often that we can take four ingredients – one of them being water – and turn them into something so memorable and instantly satisfying, everyone asks for more.

Before getting to the details, I think it important to make one suggestion: double or even triple the recipe because one glass just won’t be enough.

Here’s the rundown on how to make GRILLED LEMONADE:

RINSE AND ROLL – As with all citrus fruit, we suggest you begin by giving the outside of the lemons a quick rinse in cool water to get them nice and clean. Then take each lemon and roll it across your work surface, pushing down on it to release the juices within.

CUT – The recipe calls for 15 lemons, the bigger the better. Take 3, trim off the ends and slice into ¼-inch sections for garnish.

HONEY – Mixing a teaspoon of honey with water and brushing it on the lemon halves helps them caramelize on the grill. The honey also gives the lemon a subtle sweetness that plays into the actual lemonade – love it!

GRILL AND COOL  – Make sure the grill is nice and hot, about 500°F, to ensure the lemon slices get those lovely grill marks and the lemon halves get caramelized. It’s also important to let your grilled lemons cool for about an hour before making the lemonade.

SQUEEZE – We recommend using a juicer to squeeze these glorious grilled lemons, just to make your life easier. Also, make sure you remove any seeds from the lemon juice before blending it with sugar and water to create your fabulous, chilled beverage.

When you’re ready to enjoy, add ice and a few grilled lemon slices to an attractive pitcher, and toss a grilled lemon slice into the iced glasses too. Looking for something to serve with it? How about our CONEY ISLAND HOT DOGS and our WARM POTATO SALAD – sounds like a perfect menu for a warm summer day!

GRILLED LEMONADE is a must-make summer refreshment we know you’ll enjoy. Cheers!

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 15 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon each honey and water
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar, more to taste
  • 8 cups of water, chilled, more to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 500°F. Wash lemons, then gently roll them across your work surface, pressing down on them with the palm of your hand to release the juices.
  2. Slice 3 lemons into ¼-inch slices and set aside. Slice the remaining 12 lemons in half. Place honey and water into a small bowl and stir together using a pastry brush. Brush the cut side of each lemon with the honey-water mixture.
  3. Place lemon slices on grill and cook each side for one minute. Remove and set on a side plate. Add halved lemons to the grill cut side down, close the lid and cook for 4 minutes, undisturbed. Remove from grill and cool for 1 hour.
  4. Extract juice from lemons using a juicer. Remove any seeds from the juice before transferring it to a large pitcher. Add sugar to juice, stirring until completely dissolved. Add 8 cups of water, taste and then add more water and or sugar to achieve desired flavours.
  5. To serve: Cut grilled lemon slices in half. Fill tall glasses with ice and then fill with prepared lemonade. Add lemon slices to glasses and pitcher and serve immediately.

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