Brown Sugar Grilled Lemonade Recipe

Brown Sugar Grilled Lemonade

Brown Sugar Grilled Lemonade is made with fresh lemons lightly grilled with brown sugar. Perfect for summer cookouts and entertaining!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 207 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar for coating the lemons
  • 6 lemons large with thick skins, to yield 3/4 cup of juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for the lemonade
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar for the lemonade
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 ounce fresh mint optional
  • 1 ounce fresh basil optional


  1. Cut the lemons in half and sprinkle the cut ends with brown sugar, pressing lightly to make it stick.

  2. Place directly on the grill and cook for about 2 minutes, until the sugar melts.  The lemons will not brown much.  Don't overcook or they will lose too much juice.

  3. Place the grilled lemon halves on a plate in the refrigerator to cool off until they're comfortable to handle. 

  4. Squeeze the lemon halves until you have 3/4 cup of juice.  Add the lemon juice, granulated sugar, and  light brown sugar to the water and whisk until the sugar dissolves.  Serve over ice; add a sprig of basil and mint if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Grilled Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 51g57%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.