Our treat for the day:
Heat 4 cups water and 2 cups sugar over medium heat until dissolved. Cool 20 minutes. Add 2 cups lemon juice, and some lemon zest, if desired. Stir this mixture into an equal amount of ice water. If you, like my son, prefer pink lemonade, smash up about a half cup of raspberries, strain out the seeds, and stir that in too. Can substitute lime juice and zest for the lemon juice and zest, or strawberry or cherry juice for the raspberries. Enjoy! For extra elegance, garnish with ice cubes made from the lemonade containing whole raspberries. Makes great popsicles too. :)
PS: The title of this blog post comes from a horrible song, with a horrible name that I won't even type here. But dh and I always liked the phrase "disco lemonade" for some reason.