- 1c. boiling water
- 1c. sugar
- 1c. lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best, but you can use bottled, too)
- 2c. ice
- 1qt. cold water
Combine boiling water and sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved (the water will become clear again — yay! You’ve just made simple syrup!). Add lemon juice. Put ice in pitcher. Add half the cold water, then pour in lemon juice mixture. Top off with remaining cold water. Stir.