Smoked Lemonade

by - March 20, 2013

Smoked Lemonade


           One of the favorite Spring/Summer cooking is smoking/roasting the dishes using wood or electric roasters.
              Smoked dishes are always best in flavour and as well taste. The key for perfect smoking is to maintain the correct temperature in a smoker for the entire cooking time and can use wine and fruit juices such as apple or pear to add additional flavours to the food.
          As I said already, Hot smoking is a method to cook the food completely in particular temperature between 165F to 300F. Where cold smoking lies between 90F to 120F and cold smoked product are held in an unheated chamber through which smoke is pumped( the smoke is from external firebox), which impact a smoky flavor to food that doesn't need to cooked.  I adaped hot mothed for smoking lemons with minimum temperature. This recipe is for Blogging Marathon under the theme Smoking Dishes..Check here other blogging marathoners doing..
 
Preparation: 10 ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 ~ 60 minutes
Serves above 1/2 quart
Adapted from a book: BITTERS

INGREDIENTS:
3 ~ 4 large lemons
1/4 ~ 1/2 cup simple syrup or to taste
3 cups plain soda / seltzer
Wood chips as needed

For Simple syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Method:
For Simple Syrup:
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water.
  • Bring to boil till sugar dissolves completely. Allow it to cool before using.
For smoked Lemons:

Smoked Lemonade

  • Soak the wood chip in tap water for 30 minutes. Remove the chips from the water and line the bottom of the smoker with them.
  • Slice the lemon in to half and place them on the smoking grate, flesh side down.
  • Place the smoker over medium heat. Once wood chips begins to emit wisps of smoke, close the smoker lid and smoke the lemons for 30 ~ 60 minutes or till it become soft.
  • Remove the lemons from the smoker and allow it to cool completely.
  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon and filter it through the strainer and keep it aside.
For Smoked lemonade:

Smoked Lemonade
  • Combine 1/2 cup smoked lemon juice and the simple syrup in a glass pitcher and stir.
  • Taste and adjust lemon juice and syrup to your taste.
  • Add enough soda to reach preferred level of smokiness.

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26 comments

  1. wow that is so flavorful and so aromatic!!!
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  2. hey that looks lovely to quench ones thirst.

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  3. Smoked lemonade, omg cant take my eyes from those glasses, beautifully executed, will make once its summer here.

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  4. wow..Refreshing drink and really want to taste the flavor..will try soon!

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  5. Sounds refreshing :) Havent used smoked lemons..will try out sometime :)

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  6. I remember mom roasting lemons with salt and pepper....I guess this would impart a flavor close to that.

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  7. awesome and drooling drink

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  8. waw! such an innovative drink. I love the way it looks & feel like sipping it right away!

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  9. liked u r smoked series ,is there any other option to smoke them other than the hot method.pls do share.even in this cold i would like to have this lemonade.

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  10. Very new recipe to me!!! Would love to taste it sometime! !!

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  11. Refreshing Smoothie.. Nice Presentation!

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  12. Wow! I have never tasted smoked lemon before!

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  13. this must have an amazing flavor!

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  14. Sounds very interesting.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  15. Refreshing,love the idea,interesting.

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  16. Wow.. smoking lemon is totally new to me.. sounds very exotic and delicious.

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  17. Wow !! Smoked ??!! You wont get that smoked smell in the drink ?? BTW, that's an interesting one...
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  18. looks interesting and new recipe to me...Happy to follow u :)

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  19. This is an creative and wonderful idea. I think it is different taste.

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  20. Smoked lemonade!! Absolutely new concept for me :-)

    Nice clicks, esp the last one!

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  21. This new to me ...looks tempting!!

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