Summer Drinks: Grilled Lemonade with Watermelon and Rosemary

standard July 18, 2014 Leave a response
Grilled Lemonade with Watermelon and Rosemary | Mrs. G's Appliance Chef

One of the best ways for the community to get to know Appliance Chef is when we attend expos and Chamber functions. This week, we attended the Princeton Chamber Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase held on Palmer Square in Princeton. 

Mrs. G's at the Princeton Chamber Mid-Summer Showcase

 

It had been a sticky and humid kind of week, so I needed to prepare something refreshing and memorable (it was a marketing event after all). How does grilled lemonade sound?

Grilled Lemonade with Watermelon and Rosemary | Mrs. G's Appliance Chef

 

Grab the recipe below and let us know if you try it for yourself!

GRILLED LEMONADE WITH WATERMELON AND ROSEMARY
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Ingredients
  1. • 18 fresh lemons – enough to give you 2 cups of fresh squeezed juice
  2. • ¼ cup granulated sugar (to dip lemons in before grilling)
  3. • 2 cups water
  4. • ½ cup white sugar
  5. • ½ cup honey
  6. • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  7. • 12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  8. • 8 cups of ice cubes
Instructions
  1. 1. Cut lemons in half. Dip cut sides in sugar, and place on hot grill. Grill about 10 minutes or until you see a golden caramelized color on the lemons.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, make your rosemary syrup by bringing the water sugar and honey to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour.
  3. 3. Let the grilled lemons cool slightly. Place a wire-mesh strainer over a measuring cup, and squeeze the juice from the lemons. (The heat softens the lemons for easy squeezing....see how fast you can juice 18 lemons.)
  4. 4. Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Remove the rosemary sprig from the rosemary syrup and place half in blender with lemon juice and watermelon.
  5. 5. Blend until smooth. Pour into pitcher. Repeat with other remaining lemon juice, watermelon and rosemary syrup.
  6. 6. Serve over ice with fresh rosemary spring garnish and lemon slice.
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