1 cup sugar
water & ice
Wash lemons, cut off and discard the ends, then slice.
Place sugar in the bottom of a 2-quart pitcher. Place the lemons in with the sugar, and mash the lemons until the juice is released. (I use the flat end of a wooden rolling pin to do this.)
Add ice, then water to the top of the pitcher. Stir and serve immediately over more ice.
Note: You may substitute 1 cup of Splenda® or other artificial sweetener for the sugar.
Recipe from the "Mangia, Figlie" blog by Maria M. Boyer.
Original publish date of this recipe, August 5, 2010.