Roasted Grape Lemonade for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Take your summer time favorite lemonade to a whole new level with this Roasted Grape Lemonade.

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In a world where it seems that bad news is everywhere you turn, we sometimes have to look harder for the rays of sunshine. One of those beaming rays of light is Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Since its inception, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised over $80 million for childhood cancer, and has funded more than 450 research projects at 94 institutions. They also help families struggling with childhood cancer through a Travel Fund and an annual Educational Symposium.

Over the weekend, San Diego Food Bloggers were cooking with lemonade to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Check out their lemony recipes and make a difference. You can donate here to support the good folks at Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

My lemony recipe is this Roasted Grape Lemonade. Melissa’s Produce sent me Muscato grapes, along with lemons and limes to support this cause. These Muscato grapes are incredibly flavorful and aromatic. They are also commonly used for wine.

Roasted Grape Lemonade

Sweet roasted Muscato grapes paired with tart lemons make a lemonade that no child (or adult) can resist! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 9 oz Muscato grapes
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cup water
  • 6 TBS granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400ºF.
  2. Combine in a bowl until coated evenly:
    • 9 oz Muscato grapes
    • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. Place grapes in one layer onto a baking sheet and roast until grapes soften, about 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, stir together in a large pitcher until combined:
    • 2 cup lemon juice
    • 4 cup water
    • 6 TBS granulated sugar
  5. When grapes have roasted, add to the lemonade.
  6. Refrigerate until chilled and flavors have melded, about 4 hours.


Serving Suggestions: Serve as is or add your favorite spirits to make a divine cocktail.

Cooking Tips: Use a lime or lemon flavored olive oil.

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These aren’t your ordinary table grapes.

And this isn’t your ordinary lemonade.

And Alex’s Lemonade Stand isn’t your ordinary organization.

Stand up against childhood cancer and check out what the other San Diego Bloggers are creating with their lemons. Because when life gives you lemons, you must make lemonade, lemon bars, lemon cookies and everything else lemony good.

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Deleting the Adjectives
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Kirbie’s Cravings
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Sweet Sueshine
The H Blog
The Plain Jane
The Seaside Baker
Three Dog Kitchen

Event Partners:
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Adams Avenue Business Association
Blind Lady Ale House
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5 Responses to Roasted Grape Lemonade for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

  1. Oh wow I can’t wait to try your recipe Laura! Looks so refreshing and it’s perfect during hot summer days.

  2. What an amazing organization and that lemonade from roasted grapes is inspired.

  3. This is screaming summer! Roasted grapes? Never thought of that before!

  4. What a great flavor and it looks so beautiful!

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