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.