How to Make Grilled Lemonade

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Whenever the weather turns hot, we find ourselves craving a chilled glass of fresh lemonade! We can all agree that homemade versions are far better than store bought. It’s also very easy to make! We first heard about Roasted Lemonade, a unique take on our favorite summer drink, and we were immediately interested in trying it out. When we finally did, we fell in love with the depth of flavor. It is a little less sour than the classic variety and has a more tangy lemon flavor. In other words, it’s a must try! Don’t be fooled, it tastes nothing like burnt lemon. Grilling citrus fruit brings out the natural flavors, and adding a little sugar before putting it over the flame means you’ll also get a touch of caramelization in the end result. Impress your guests by serving this homemade roasted lemonade at your next party!

Device options:

This roasted lemonade recipe calls for, um, roasted lemons! That said, there are plenty of devices to choose from. You can use a gas or charcoal grill, or even a broiler if you don’t have one.


After squeezing the roasted lemons and making the concentrate, it’s up to you how much water and ice to add! If you prefer a stronger citrus flavor, use less water. We always recommend keeping your end result on ice! You can also garnish it with a little fresh mint or basil. Delicious and refreshing!

How do you burn lemons?

First cut the lemon in half. Then, dip the cut side up in a little sugar and place cut side down on the preheated grill. Let them bake for about 4-6 minutes and you’ve got some perfectly charred lemons! If you’re using a boiler, follow the same steps, but with the cut side up.

Other ways to use roasted lemons:

When you remove the roasted lemons from the heat, you will need to juice them. Now you have baked lemonade! You’ll still need to take a few steps to turn it into something drinkable, but you can use the smoked and charred juice for other things too! Consider adding it to marinades or even baked goods for a unique citrus flavor.

Roasted Lemonade Flavor Variations:

Use our recipes as a base, then get creative! Here are some of our favorite flavor variations:

  • Honey: Use 2 cups of honey instead of sugar.
  • Sugar free: Use ¼ cup stevia instead of white sugar.
  • berry: Blend a pound of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or a combination of all 3 and add it to the lemon concentrate before adding water.
  • Watermelon Mint: Puree 2-3 cups of watermelon and add lemon juice. Then, add some fresh mint leaves.

Another fun idea is to make ice cubes out of your favorite juice and add those cubes to your lemonade glass glass by glass. This way you can have different flavor options for all flavor preferences!