If you haven't sipped spiked punchy lately, it's time to revisit the easy-to-make communal cocktail.
In a saucepan, bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool, then pour ice in a large pitcher. Stir in lemon juice, liqueur, and gin. Ladle into glasses garnished with lemon wedges.