Torched Lemonade & Bourbon Cocktail

Torched Lemonade & Bourbon Cocktail


To make the simple syrup, combine ½ cup sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.


Cut the lemons in half and sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of sugar over the cut edges.

Torch lemon halves

Holding the torch 6 inches above the lemon halves, sweep the flame over the lemons in a steady motion until the sugar has caramelized.

Carmelized lemons

Juice into pitcher

Juice the lemons into a medium pitcher (placing a mesh strainer over the pitcher will help catch the seeds).

Add bourbon

Add the simple syrup and bourbon and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice to chill, then split among 4 glasses and enjoy!



Serves 4

What You'll Need


DuraCast™ 4000 Torch

Product Info


  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup lemon juice (from 4-5 lemons)
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ice