smoked lemonade with z grill simple syrup
16 Whole Lemons, cut in half
1/2 Cup turbinado sugar
3 Cup Your Favorite Smoked Simple Syrup
3 Cup water
1 Cup vodka
lemon slices, for garnish
When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 500°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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.
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.
Add ice and serve. Garnish with lemon slices and mint if desired. Enjoy!