5 large lemons
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 ¼ quarts water
Prepare lemons by peeling and cutting them into thin slices.
In a separate bowl, sprinkle the lemon rinds with white sugar, let sit room temperature for one hour.
Boil water in covered pot, then immediately pour over lemon rinds. Allow to cool for about twenty minutes, then strain and discard the rinds.
Squeeze lemon slices into another bowl. Strain juice into the sugar mixture. Stir, chill, and serve.