Combine in a saucepan:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
rind of two lemons cut into pieces
Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil about 7 minutes. Cool.
1 cup of lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
4 cups of ice water
Pour over ice in pitcher or tall glasses.
Amount: 6 to 8 servings
(From the Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook published by Macmillan in 1950, the cookbook of my youth, found fortuitously by my mother at Restoration Hardware in 1999. Find more weekend cooking at Beth Fish Reads.)