For the Lemonade
- 7 lemons
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups ice
- 2 sprigs mint, optional
Pre-heat grill to high heat.
Pour 1/2 cup of sugar onto a plate and shake lightly to spread evenly across plate.
Cut 6 of the lemons in half and press lemon halves, flesh side down, into sugar so that it sticks.
Place flesh side of lemons on the grill for 5 to 6 minutes until sugar has caramelized. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Juice lemons into a ½ gallon pitcher over a mesh strainer.
Hot TipIf you don’t have a juicer or fine mesh strainer, hand squeeze lemons over a bowl, pulp side up to keep the seeds out of your lemonade.
Slice the last lemon. Add remaining sugar, water, ice and lemon slices. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Muddle mint and stir into lemonade for an added boost of flavor.
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