Kentucky Lemonade - SECRET!

4-6
Servings
10m
Prep Time
55m
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In


"This recipe is from Sara Moulton as given on her Sara's Weeknight Meals. There are two secrets to making great lemonade: Secret #1 – Roast your lemons. Secret #2 – Bourbon. Fortunately, this recipe incorporates both those tips to deliver one of the greatest summer taste sensations of them all: Kentucky Lemonade. You can use any bourbon you want, or no bourbon at all, but if you choose to go bourbon-less (why? WHY?!?) just leave it out. There’s no need to make any other changes to the recipe. It’ll still be delicious, but it won’t make all your problems disappear."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings
OK
  • FOR LEMONADE
  • TO SERVE THE DRINK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (752 g)
  • Calories 252.8
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.2 mg
  • Sodium - 24.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.9 g
  • Sugars - 47.2 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 111.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 178.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

LEMONADE


Step 1

Put the lemons, the water, the sugar, and the vanilla bean into a roasting pan.

Step 2

Roast at 375 for 45 minutes. Let cool. Strain and reserve the lemonade.

TO SERVE


Step 3

Combine the first 3 ingredients, pour over ice, then add a splash (just a splash) of 7-Up. Fill the rest of the glass to the rim with soda water. Sit back, relax, and have a drink. You’ve earned it.

THE BEET!


Step 4

There are two ways to go about incorporating this beet. Either buy a beet, roast it, and puree it in a Vitamix, or just go to your supermarket or juice store and get some beet juice. It’s fine either way, it all just depends on how committed you want to be.

Tips & Variations


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