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Drinks

Grilled Basil Lemonade

Serve up this grilled twist on a classic drink, and it’s sure to be a hit.

Glass of iced lemonade with sprig of mint on board surrounded by lemons Glass of iced lemonade with sprig of mint on board surrounded by lemons

While adding grilled elements such as fruit and herbs to your beverages may sound strange, it will actually add a tremendous amount of robust flavor. How? The heat from the grill caramelizes the fruit, creating a delicious combination of smoky and sweet – all in one drink! 

Ingredients

Yields: 6
Cook: mins
Prep: 5 mins

  • 16 lemons, halved
  • 5 cups water, dived
  • 11/2 cup of Basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Honey
  • 1 cup Sugar

Preparation

  • Fill grill with Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal and light.
  • Cut lemons in half — reserve a few slices to use as garnish
  • Place sugar in medium-sized disposable aluminum pan.
  • Dip the lemon halves, cut side down, into the sugar until lightly coated. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, prepare to make simple syrup – mix 2 cups of water, honey and chopped basil with the remaining sugar.
  • Once the coals are ashed over, place aluminum pan onto the grill.
  • Add lemons directly to the grill grates, cut side down.
  • Let the simple syrup mixture simmer on the grill, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar is dissolved (should take approximately 10 minutes)
  • Grill the lemons until the sugar has caramelized – turning the cut side of the lemon to a golden brown.
  • Take lemons off the grill and let cool.
  • While the lemons are cooling, place a wire mesh strainer over a large pitcher. Strain the basil syrup mixture into a pitcher.
  • Next juice the lemons through the mesh strainer and into the pitcher.
  • Add 3 additional cups of cold water and stir to combine
  • Serve over ice, garnish with remaining basil.
  • For the adults, this lemonade is also fantastic with a splash of bourbon!

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