Adding lemon rind to the sugar syrup gives an extra bit of flavor.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Squeeze lemons and combine juice with sugar syrup, vanilla, and remaining cold water.

  • Add ice and serve in tall glasses.

Cook's Notes

We used Meyer lemons, which are sweeter than regular lemons.

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