Plum lemonade. No, wait, it is a Smoked plum lemonade, the smokiness being lent by the grilled lemons. The flavors were just jaw dropping-ly awesome! A fruity summer cooler that required only 10 minutes to put together is a blessing, guys.
I had not tasted a plum until the recent past. Peaches, plums and berries were a rare sight in India back then. One never missed them either considering the abundance of other varieties of fruits, nevertheless. So, I always assumed that plum was some kind of a small thing-y like a cherry. 😛 Hold your guns, guys. Don’t jump to conclusions about my IQ levels. Remember this nursery rhyme?
“Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said ‘What a good boy am I”
Now, tell me, how can a little boy (whose picture in the rhyme book shows he is no older than a toddler) stick his hand into a pie and pull out a whole plum?!!! Is it not fair to assume that a plum must have been small like the size of a cherry? 😀
Anyways, when I finally tasted a plum, I did not take an instant liking to it, I confess. However, over the past couple of years, I happened to taste some juicy ripe plums. Now, summers never go by without plums at home.
Store-bought lemonade gets pretty boring; overtly sweet, and the same flavors. But, citrus drinks and fruits are the best way to keep oneself hydrated in summer. I decided to throw some plums into the mix to create this beautiful plum lemonade.
Also, the plum lemonade gets a subtle smoked flavor by grilling the lemons before adding them into the drink which gives a very barbeque-y feeling to it adding a zing to any regular day.
Enjoy this recipe for:
Smoked Plum Lemonade