- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3 cups water
- ice cubes
For the syrup:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- Additions for flavored syrup: fresh mint, tarragon, basil, thyme, rosemary, lavender buds, organic edible flowers, slices of fresh ginger, whole spices, etc.
Stir sugar and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add the herbs/flowers/spices when the syrup is still hot.
Let steep for at least 30 minutes.
The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor will be.
Strain to remove the solids and transfer the flavored syrup to a jar and refrigerate.
Chill until ready to use.
Stir lemon juice, syrup, water and ice together in a pitcher and serve!
Use within the week.
Enjoy some lemon freshness!