By Sterling Davis, Slothstradamus BBQ
Sweet, smokey and satisfying. Make an impression with Smoked Lemonade.
Here’s how Sterling Davis of Slothstradamus BBQ does it on his YS640:
Smoked Simple Syrup Recipe
- 4 cups of sugar
- 4 liters of water
Set Yoder Smoker pellet smoker to 180 degrees.
Pour 4 cups sugar to 4 cups filtered water in a 9X13 pan.
Smoke for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Cool and place into a container. Will keep for 2-3 weeks. A squeeze bottle works well.
Smoked Lemonade Recipe
- 16-18 Lemons
- 3 cups simple syrup
- 1 cup vodka (optional)
Set Yoder Smoker pellet grill to 450.
Cut 16-18 lemons in half, then press cut side into sugar.
Place lemons cut side down on the grill, cook for 10-12 minutes (usually until grill marks show on the lemons).
Remove lemons from grill and let cool.
Squeeze lemons into a bowl and then run the juice through a strainer to catch seeds.
Mix 3 cups simple syrup with 3 cups of water and add the lemon juice.
If you would like, add 1 cup of your favorite Vodka.
You can also zest the smoke lemon peels and freeze for future use.