Smoked Ginger Lemonade


Smoked Ginger Lemonade

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    Grilled lemons and ginger paste give this lemonade a smokey flavor that everyone will enjoy. 

    Watch this recipe come together on an episode of Just Pin It on HSTV

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    6 lemons, halved
    Granulated sugar, for garnish
    ½ c. Hy-Vee honey, divided
    ½ tsp. lemongrass paste
    ½ tsp. ginger paste
    Fresh basil, for garnish
    Fresh lemon grass, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Mesh strainer
    • Medium bowl
    • 4 10-ounce mason jars


    1. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium-low heat. 

    2. Lightly spray the cut sides of the lemons with cooking spray. Place cut-side-down and grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until charred and very soft. Remove from grill, let stand for 10 minutes. 

    3. Place mesh strainer over a medium bowl and with the tines of a fork, extract lemon juice into bowl, discarding seeds and lemons. 

    4. Place granulated sugar in shallow dish and ¼ cup honey in another dish. Dip rim of 10-ounce mason jar in honey and immediately dip into sugar; fill glass with ice. Add ¼ cup smoked lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/8 teaspoon lemongrass paste, 1/8 teaspoon ginger paste, and a ½ cup cold water. Stir until combined.

    5. Garnish with whole basil leaves and sliced lemon grass, if desired. 

    Recipe Source:, Just Pin It, Smoked Lemonade Episode