smoked grape lime rickey
1/2 Pound Grapes, red
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup water
1 Whole limes, sliced
2 Whole limes, halved
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 L Lemon Lime Soda
When ready to cook, set the Z Grill to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
Rinse the grapes well and place in a shallow baking dish. Combine the 1/2 cup sugar and water and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over grapes.
Place the baking dish directly on the grill grate and smoke for 30-40 minutes until grapes are tender.
Remove from the grill and pour entire contents of the baking dish in a blender. Puree on high until smooth then pass the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
Increase the grill temperature to 350℉.
Toss the lime slices and lime halves with 1 Tbsp sugar and place directly on the grill grate. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until grill marks develop. Remove from grill and set slices aside. When cool enough to handle, juice grilled lime halves.
To build the drink, fill a pint glass with ice. Pour in 1.5 oz grilled lime juice, 1.5 oz smoked grape syrup and top off with soda. Garnish with grilled lime slice. Enjoy!