Grilled Lemonade

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Introduction: Grilled Lemonade

About: Just some guy from the north of Germany. Interestet in technology, CNC, upcycling, BBQ, garden, cooking, nerd stuff and more.

That's a kind of cool recipe and fun to do. I prefer to make it one day prior, less stress while serving and enough time to get it chilled. If you want to serve on the same day it needs 3 to 4hrs in the fridge.

Supplies

- 16 Lemons (around 2kg)
- 4 organic Limes
- 150ml Honey
- 200g Sugar
- 3l Sodawater
- fresh mint
- icecubes

Tools: Grill (used my 57er Weber), charcoal, charcoal starter, roasting tin (Koncis of Ikea), BBQ tongs, jug, ice cube trays

Step 1: Let's Get Started

Get the grill started. While the charcoal starts burning, wash the lemons and limes. Cut the Lemons half.

Check on the coal, when ready drop the coal in the grill and put the grillage back in place.

The grill needs to be free of fat and other stuff. I use the heat of the coal and grill brush for cleaning, then I will use some kitchenpaper with plantoil on the cooking grate.

Step 2: Fruitninja

Cut the lemons in half. Fill the sugar in the roasting tin and dip now all the lemons in the sugar.

Step 3: Grill Part 1

Check the temperature, around 175 °C is perfect.

Put the lemons on the grill and close the lid with direct heat for 10min. And there it starts with an awesome smell of lemons and caramelized sugar....
I used a baking tray and the tongs to transport the lemons, take care because they will be hot and are covered with caramelized sugar.

Step 4: Grill Part 2

In the roasting tin is still some rest of the sugar, pour the honey and 250ml water in it. Take the tin on the grill and mix everything till the sugar dissolves.
Fill everything in the jug.

Step 5: Squeeze

Squeeze the lemons and use a sieve before you fill the juice in the jug with sugarwaterhoneymix.

Now just get the jug and the sodawater chilled.

Step 6: Enjoy

Mix the the juice and the soda in one of this lemonadecontainer (it needs to have a capacity of 4,5l).

My choice now is to put in every glass (0,3l glass) 3 icecubes, 3 to 4 mint leaves and 1 or 2 slices of lime. Then I fill the glass with lemonade.



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14 Comments

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cquadrini56
cquadrini56

1 year ago

Just made this. It is wicked bitter and even though we avoided burning, still tastes burnt. We can't tell if it is the burnt on lemons or bitterness from pith migrated into the juices while grilling.

Might try again with less direct heat.

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LuminousFlux
LuminousFlux

Reply 1 year ago

Sorry to hear. I've made this three times and never got a bitter taste of it. The pith may be the explanation.

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cquadrini56
cquadrini56

Reply 1 year ago

The other difference I forgot to note was gas grill vs charcoal. Could that be an issue? But these were really thick skinned lemons which could have caused it.

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LuminousFlux
LuminousFlux

Reply 1 year ago

Think it might be the lemons. It doesn't really matter what the heat source is.

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mcgary911
mcgary911

1 year ago

You forgot the vodka. I won’t. ;) Great idea and seems easy.

Do you want char marks on the lemon halves, or less heat than that?

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LuminousFlux
LuminousFlux

Reply 1 year ago

Hehe, try it. I saw someone who said it goes well with a shot of whiskey. I prefer the nonalcoholic version. ;)

The charmarks give taste, just don`t make lemon charcoal of it.

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shallnot
shallnot

1 year ago

Grillage? That's something entirely different. You could just say "grill" or "cooking grate" if you really want something fancy.

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jhmartel
jhmartel

1 year ago

Dude by soda water do you mean sparkling water or club soda? Here in the states especially in the south, soda can be Coke or Pepsi..it's a generalization in the southern US for any carbonated beverage.. In the Northern US they refer to soda as pop as in soda pop.. I know it sounds wierd..

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LuminousFlux
LuminousFlux

Reply 1 year ago

Sparkling Water is it ;-)

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ksmith417
ksmith417

1 year ago

This sounds delicious!! I've been looking for something new to drink this summer so thank you (vielen dank) for sharing!

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seamster
seamster

1 year ago

Can you describe the flavor? Like, how/if this is notably different than typical lemonade - I'm curious and might want to try this out sometime! : )

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LuminousFlux
LuminousFlux

Reply 1 year ago

The difference in taste is caramel flavor with a touch of smoke, that does the trick. Try it ;)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

1 year ago

That sounds like a really interesting way to make lemonade! Thanks for sharing :)