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Grilled Lemonade

Grilled Lemonade

[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

Adapted from Kingsford.

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Grilled Lemonade

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 7 cups
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:grill
This recipe appears in: Grilling: Grilled Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 16 lemons, halved
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more add needed
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • Ice
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  • Type of fire: Direct
  • Grill heat: high

Procedures

  1. 1

    Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place sugar in a medium-sized disposable aluminum pan. Dip each of the lemons, cut side down, into sugar. Place lemons on grill, cut side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill.

  2. 2

    Add 2 cups of water, honey, and rosemary to pan with sugar. Place pan on grill and whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from grill and discard rosemary sprigs.

  3. 3

    Squeeze lemons into a large large bowl. Pour in honey and sugar syrup and 3 additional cups of cold water and stir to combine. Add additional water or sugar to taste. Transfer to large pitcher, pouring through a fine mesh strainer for a smoother lemonade, if desired. Add in ice to cool, then serve.

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