While searching through Flickr for some backyard beverage inspiration, we came across these beautiful glasses of lemonade. After searching further, we discovered that the delicious beverage inside wasn't just any lemonade
, it had been smoked! The pictures of the plump, smoked lemons are almost too racy to share...
When lemons are smoked over a fire that doesn't go above 225 degrees Fahrenheit, their moisture is retained and smoke makes its way into the juicy liquid left inside.
Use them with your favorite lemonade recipe or check out this one over at Slashfood that involves making a simple syrup and the addition of a little dark liquor. Sounds like a perfect summer taste!
If you'd like to smoke your own lemons at home, simply add them to your smoker while you have other meats cooking. Halve your lemons and they can sit right on the grate or in a pan for easier removal. You may also do this with any of your favorite citrus fruits or even cherries with amazing success!
Related: Recipe: Lemonade Stand Lemonade
(Image: Flickr Member Indirect Heat licensed for use under Creative Commons)