It’s cocktail Friday again – lets’s end the week with this Grilled Spiked Lemonade.
We were grilling up some burgers the other night, and having a few drinks…no big shock there…and as I’m grilling I’m trying to come up with an idea for my next drink.
So how could I actually grill a cocktail? I wasn’t coming up with too many ideas but then I found this recipe for grilled lemonade. What’s that saying? When life gives you lemons…make boozy lemonade. A good boozy cocktail can make any bad day go away.
The recipe I found really didn’t call for spiking it, but I came up with my own version instead. Spiked. With Vodka.
Grilling the lemons is pretty easy, you just slice some thick pieces and coat each side in sugar. Throw them on the grill to get some grill marks on each side. This does take a few minutes, I was loosing a little bit of patience at this step, but just let ‘em go until they get a good char on each side.
Take the lemons off the grill and let them cool while you put together the lemonade.
Get yourself a big pitcher and add 4 cups of a good store-bought lemonade, add in a cup of water, then some triple sec and vodka. Then you add in your lemonade slices, keeping a few for garnish when you serve it up and let it sit for a few minutes in the fridge.
The lemonade really takes on the charred flavor from the grill and gives the lemonade a much different – and delicious flavor – than what your used to.
You could make your own lemonade form scratch and control the sugar a little more, but I think if you use a good lemonade from the store and add some water you’ll be just fine.
And after a couple of the Grilled Spiked Lemonades who’s going to care if you actually squeezed all those lemons by hand?
Not me, I can promise you that!