Thyme Lemonade with Grilled Lemon Slices

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 lemon, cut into 1/3-inch-thick rounds

2 tablespoons sugar

6 cups favorite lemonade, such as Thyme Lemonade, recipe follows

Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


  1. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Dust the lemon slices in the sugar, shaking off the excess. Grill until the sugar begins to caramelize and the lemon slices are lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Let cool completely.
  3. To serve, pour the lemonade into tall glasses with ice. Add a sprig of thyme and a grilled lemon slice. Serve immediately. 

Thyme Lemonade:

  1. Bring 1 bunch thyme and 1 1/2 cups each sugar and water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain the syrup into an ice-filled pitcher. Stir in 2 cups each fresh lemon juice and cold water. Serve over ice with thyme sprigs and lemon slices.
  2. Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine