Grilled Lemonade

Grilled Lemonade

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  • Each serving
  • 140 cal
  • 0g fat (0g sat)
  • 0mg chol
  • 30mg sodium
  • 35g carb
  • 2g fiber
  • 0g protein


  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for dipping
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil, for grill
  • 8 lemons, halved
  • 4 to 6 cups club soda, to taste
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • Ice
  • A splash of bourbon or gin (optional)


Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and cool (this can be done up to 3 days ahead).

Preheat grill to medium-high. Lightly oil grates.

Dip each lemon half, cut side down, in sugar. Place lemons on the grill, cut side down, and cook until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Cool and squeeze lemons through a strainer into a pitcher. Stir in sugar syrup, club soda, mint, ice and a few of the squeezed grilled lemons. Add a splash of bourbon, for the grown-ups.

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