Saturday, December 26, 2015

Make the Most of This Summer Like Weather

Make the most of this Summer-like weather by dusting off your grill. Grilling lemons makes takes the classic refreshing drink and gives it a caramelized and slightly smoky flavor. 

Grilled Lemonade (Pitcher Size)
16 lemons (Cut in half) 
1 1/4 cups sugar 
1 3/4 cups water 
Pinch of salt 

To make a pitcher, dip the cut sides of 16 halved lemons in sugar and grill until marked. This should take about 5 
minutes. Make sure you don't burn the sugar. Doing that will make your lemonade bitter. 

While lemons cool, simmer 1 1/4 cups sugar with 1 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt until the sugar and salt have completely dissolved. 

Squeeze the lemons through a strainer into a pitcher to catch seeds and pulp; stir in the sugar syrup, some ice and a few of the grilled lemons. 

Spiking, per glass with your favorite spirit, makes this smoky, sweet drink one the whole family can enjoy.

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