Adding lemon rind to the sugar syrup gives an extra bit of flavor.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June/July 1992
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 quarts cold water
- 3 large lemons
- Dash of vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, and a few pieces of lemon rind (yellow part only). Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Squeeze lemons and combine juice with sugar syrup, vanilla, and remaining cold water.
Add ice and serve in tall glasses.