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Smoked Lemonade

Smoked Lemonade

By Traeger Kitchen

Cool off with this refreshing Traeger take on a classic. Fresh-cut lemons are dipped in sugar and grilled to caramelized perfection, before getting squeezed into a smoked simple syrup and ice cold water mix.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
16 lemons, halved
1/2 Cup turbinado sugar
3 Cup smoked simple syrup (homemade or store-bought)
1 Cup vodka, optional
lemon slices, for garnish
As Needed fresh mint, for garnish


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 2

    Dip lemons cut side down, into the turbinado sugar. Place lemons cut side down directly on the grill grate and grill 5 to 10 minutes or until grill marks develop and sugar is caramelized. Remove from grill and set aside to cool.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    • 16  lemons, halved

    • 1/2 Cup turbinado sugar

  • 3

    Once the lemons are cool enough to handle, squeeze juice from lemon halves into a medium bowl. Run the lemon juice through a strainer and into a large pitcher.

  • 4

    Add in simple syrup, vodka (if using), and 3 cups water. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust with more lemon juice, sugar or water until lemonade reaches desired balance.

    • 3 Cup smoked simple syrup (homemade or store-bought)

    • 1 Cup vodka, optional

  • 5

    Add ice and serve. Garnish with lemon slices and mint if desired. Enjoy!

    •  lemon slices, for garnish

    • As Needed fresh mint, for garnish

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