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.
|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|
When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
500 ˚F / 260 ˚C
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
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.
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
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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