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Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

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Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

I was introduced to this delish summer drink on a trip to Atlanta for a conference. I just had to have it -- even way up north -- so I created this version!

Ingredients

4
ripe Georgia peaches
2
lb. fresh lemons
1/4
cup dark brown sugar
1
tsp vanilla
6
cups water
1
cup sugar

Directions

  • 1 Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat.
  • 2 Wash peaches. Cut them in half, remove pits, then cut in half again (so each peach is quartered).
  • 3 In a medium bowl, add peaches, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir well to coat peaches and set aside.
  • 4 Wash lemons and cut in half. Juice the lemons so that you have about 2 cups of lemon juice. Pour lemon juice into a large pitcher and add 6 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar. Stir to combine and dissolve the sugar. Set aside.
  • 5 Place the peach quarters skin-side down on the hot grill and cook for 3 minutes. Using a tongs, turn the peaches and grill another 3 minutes. Remove peaches from grill.
  • 6 Skin peaches and blend in a blender (or use a food mill) to grind to a smooth pulp. Add the pulp to the lemonade mixture and stir to combine.
  • 7 Serve in tall glasses over ice, or chill in the refrigerator until serving. Garnish with mint leaves, sliced peaches or lemons or other fruit.
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Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

As prepared by tbspErin,

Sweet Georgia peaches, grilled up with brown sugar and added to fresh lemonade makes one amazing summer drink!


I was in Atlanta last month for a food conference and got so many awesome ideas! The goodies at the convention were great, but some of my most delish moments were out on the town seeing what was up with the local food vibe.

I learned that every single street in Atlanta is named Peachtree. So, with all those peach trees begging to inspire, I had to find some peach treats. I grabbed my local pals and headed to an Atlanta eatery, where I had the most amazing Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade. By the time I was done with my glassful, I kinda started understanding about the Peachtree Street thing.

I tried to recreate that Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade back here in Minnesota and wanted to share my version with you:

Nab four ripe peaches. If you live on a Peachtree Street, you've got it made (in the shade with lemonade). If not, head to your grocery store.

Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

Wash them, cut them in half and remove the pits. Then quarter them (keeping the skins on) and toss into a bowl with 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla (or rum, if you're adventurous). Stir with a big spoon to coat. They can sit there for a few minutes while you fire up the grill and preheat it to "good 'n' hot."

Meanwhile, juice 2 pounds of lemons.

Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

You want about 2 cups of lemon juice [pucker], so get juicin'. I use an electric juicer, but you can do this by hand if you want. (Or just cheat and buy some.)

Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

Pour the lemon juice into a large pitcher and add 1 cup of sugar and 6 cups of water. Stir to combine and dissolve the sugar.

Back to the peaches. They should be all brown-sugary now and ready to go. Using tongs, put them skin side down on the hot grill. Grill 3 minutes, then flip all the peach quarters over and grill the other side another 3 minutes. Your back yard will smell like burned sugar, but don't worry. The peaches are getting a nice juicy, smoky flavor.

Remove the peaches from the grill. Skin them and blend the peach fruit in a blender, or use a food mill to pulverize it to a pulp. Either way, you should end up with a really nice, dark, sweet peachy sludge to pour into the lemonade in the pitcher. Give it all a stir to combine the sweet and tart juices. Then either chill in the fridge or serve it right away over ice.

Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade

Serve in tall glasses punched up with a mint leaf, peach or lemon slice, raspberries or anything else you can think of.

Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade





It's about the closest thing to Peachtree Street outside of Atlanta!

More Fun with Peach Lemonade


Make your summer lemonade drinks rock with Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade! Some ideas:

Arnie Palmer: Fill a Collins glass half with Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade and half with iced tea. (Add 2 oz. vodka if you want to shake it up a bit!)

Lemon-Peach Punch: Add equal amounts of Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade and sparkling water (or Ginger Ale, Sprite or any clear bubbly) to a glass or punch bowl. Serve immediately so you don't lose the bubbles!

Peachy Freezies: Freeze the Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade. Add frozen lemonade and ice cubes to a blender. Blend until slushy. Serve with peach slices on the rims of the glasses. Add vodka to taste, if desired.

Raspberry Peach-Lemonade Shooter: Pour 1/2 oz. raspberry vodka and a splash of Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade into a shooter glass.

Peachy Lemon Melon: Pour 1 oz. vodka, 1/2 oz. Midori, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec and 5 oz. Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake away. Strain into a cocktail glass and add a splash of grenadine.

Cheers!

Erin

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Tips  

Use Grilled Georgia Peach Lemonade in any of your favorite summer lemonade beverages or cocktails! Example: make a virgin Arnie Palmer by combining half lemonade and half chilled ice tea. Add a splash of vodka to jazz it up!

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