Grilled Lemonade

Grilled Lemonade

Author Veg Life Staff


  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 C Water
  • 3 very large or 6 medium Lemons halved, grilled then juiced
  • 1 Tbl Sugar for sprinkling the lemons
  • 4 C Cold Water plus Ice Cubes


  • For the simple syrup, combine 1 Cup Sugar and 1 Cup Water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.
  • Preheat a grill pan or grill until very hot. Oil lightly to prevent any sticking.
  • Halve the lemons and sprinkle the cut sides with a small amount of sugar. Place cut side down on the grill pan and cook for 2-3 minutes and remove to a plate until cool enough to handle. Squeeze the juice from them while still warm into a strainer over a measuring cup. You'll need 1 full of Cup of lemon juice.
  • Also, make thick slices from another lemon (or two) and sprinkle both sides with sugar. Grill until marks appear, repeat on the other side. Set aside for garnish.
  • Add the lemon juice to a pitcher. Follow with the simple syrup, 4 Cups of Water and Ice Cubes.
  • Makes six 8 oz. servings.