In a small saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, add peel and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, bring to room temperature and strain out peel. To a 2 quart pitcher add lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the syrup and 5 cups water stir, taste, adjust ratio of water and syrup. Serve over ice garnished with a mint sprig.
Recipe Courtesy of Curtis Aikens