1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 ripe lemons)
5 1/4 cups water
Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon juice and 5 1/4 cups water. Chill. Serve over ice with lemon slices or wedges and maybe some mint as an extra garnish.
Makes about 8 cups.