Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!

Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled, I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Oh yes I did! And, let me tell you, this lemonade is life changing!

No seriously, you will never be able to drink “regular” lemonade again, grilling your lemonade is a total game changer!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ok, so you don’t actually grill the lemonade, but you basically grill everything that goes into it!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Grilling the lemons and strawberries makes them juicer, sweeter and more flavorful, thus giving you the best lemonade ever!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 lemons
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 4 cups water (divided)
  • ice

Preheat the grill to medium. Slice the lemons in half. Place ½ cup of sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip each lemon, cut side down in the sugar.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Place on the grill cut side down for 5-6 minutes.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Remove the stems and hull all of the strawberries, then roll them in the same bowl of sugar as the lemons. Skewer the strawberries and place on the grill for 5-6 minutes, turning throughout the grilling process.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.

In a medium saucepan combine the remaining 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water, place on the stove over high and bring to a boil. Cook until all of the sugar has been dissolved creating simple syrup. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Juice all of the lemons into a large bowl.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Once the simple syrup is cooled, place it in a blender with the grilled strawberries.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Blend into a puree.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Add this mixture to the lemon juice with an additional 2 cups of water. Place in the refrigerator to chill. Add ice before serving.

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

If you could put summer in a glass, this would be it!

And if you feel like your “glass of summer” needs a little kick, replace one cup of water with one cup of citrus vodka, and voila, super summer cocktails are served!

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Now it’s time to take this party on the patio!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: app. 8 cups lemonade

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 12 lemons
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 4 cups water (divided)
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. Slice the lemons in half.
  3. Place ½ cup of sugar in a shallow bowl.
  4. Dip each lemon, cut side down in the sugar.
  5. Place on the grill cut side down for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.
  7. Remove the stems and hull all of the strawberries, then roll them in the same bowl of sugar as the lemons.
  8. Skewer the strawberries and place on the grill for 5-6 minutes, turning throughout the grilling process.
  9. Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.
  10. In a medium saucepan combine the remaining 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water, place on the stove over high and bring to a boil.
  11. Cook until all of the sugar has been dissolved creating simple syrup.
  12. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  13. Juice all of the lemons into a large bowl.
  14. Once the simple syrup is cooled, place it in a blender with the grilled strawberries.
  15. Blend into a puree.
  16. Add this mixture to the lemon juice with an additional 2 cups of water.
  17. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  18. Add ice before serving.
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