3 cups of sugar
2 cups water
1 cup lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons)
3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons)
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
In a large saucepan heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly. Stir in lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Remove lemon strips. Pour mixture into a pitcher. Gradually stir in club soda. Makes 10 cups.
The soda gives this a little "fizz." The flavor can be altered by adding slices of fresh fruit when serving... strawberries, blueberries or add a little vanilla for a creamy flavor. This is really refreshing on a hot summer day. I have found that the club soda needs to be added just before serving or it looses it's fizz.