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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.



1 1 /2 cups                   Sugar

1 1 /2 cups                   Water, boiling

3 1 /2 cups                   Water, ice cold

1 cup                           Lemon juice, fresh (approximately 12-14 lemons for juicing)

1                                  Lemon, thinly sliced into rounds


Combine sugar and boiling water and mix until all sugar is dissolved. Add ice water and lemon juice and stir well. Add lemon slices and serve chilled. Fresh mint adds a nice cool flavor.

Yield: two quarts

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