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Grilled Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

20

Minutes

Serves

8 - 12

People

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What's this?

Kick up your summer lemonade with bourbon and robust hardwood smoke.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pint Strawberries, Sliced

  • 1 Cup turbinado sugar

  • 16 Whole lemon, halved

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 Cup honey

  • 2 Sprig mint

  • 1 Cup bourbon

Steps

  • 1

    Preheat Traeger to 400 degrees F with the lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Toss the sliced strawberries with 1/2 cup of the turbinado sugar and place them in a foil-lined ovenproof pan in one even layer.
  • 3

    Roast them for about 10 minutes, or until the strawberries soften and start to release their juices. Remove and allow to cool.
  • 4

    Meanwhile, dip the lemon halves (cut-side down) in the other 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar. Mix together any remaining turbinado sugar plus the granulated sugar in an oven-proof dish along with the honey, 2 cups of water and the sprigs of mint.
  • 5

    Place lemons on the Traeger, cut-side down, and cook until they're soft and start browning, about 5 to 10 minutes. Also place the sugar, honey and mint on a pan on the grill and let it heat up until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • 6

    Remove from grill and allow the lemons and the simple syrup to cool. Grab a pitcher and squeeze in the lemons through a sieve to catch all of the seeds and pulp. Place the cooled strawberries in a blender or use an immersion blender and puree until smooth.
  • 7

    Pour the strawberries into the lemonade pitcher. Add in the simple syrup, bourbon and 3 additional cups of cold water and stir to combine. Taste the lemonade and add more sugar and water as needed.
  • 8

    Add in some ice and garnish with lemon and strawberry slices and a few mint leaves. Enjoy!