Grilled lemonade? Yeah, it’s way more awesome than it sounds, and it’s a perfect summer drink – it pairs well with any BBQ or cook out, and a splash of whiskey makes it even better (I recommend either Bulleit or High West Campfire) It’s actually pretty easy, too.
18-20 lemons (enough for 2 cups of lemon juice)
2 cups of sugar
1 gallon of cold water
heat your grill to stupid-hot. Turn it all the way up and let it pre-heat for 15-20 minutes. The hotter, the better.
While the grill is heating up, cut the lemons in half, and put them in a pot or bowl that is big enough to easily hold all of them.
Once the grill is preheated and it’s so hot that it’s uncomfortable to stand too close, place the lemons, cut side down, directly on the grill. Leave the lid open, and let them sear and caramelize for 2-3 minutes, or until they look like the one in the picture.
Remove the lemons from the grill and place them back in the bowl and refrigerate for one hour.
Juice the lemons into a bowl or measuring container. You need 2 cups of juice for this recipe. If you end up with more, adjust the water and sugar accordingly and you’ve got more lemonade! If you don’t have 2 cups, grill more lemons.
Mix the water, sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, and serve with ice and whiskey.