1 cup sugar
6, 1 centimeter strips lemon zest (zest of 1 whole lemon)
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 cups water
- Add the sugar, lemon zest and one cup of water to a medium pot and place over medium-low heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and turn to low, cooking for five minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes. Remove the lemon zest and discard.
- Into a large pitcher add the liquid sugar mixture, lemon juice and five cups cold water. Chill until ready to serve.