- 1 cup sugar
- 4 1/2 cups water, divided
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 shots citrus flavored vodka, optional
- Ice cubes
- 4 lemon slices, optional
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water. Heat until the sugar has just dissolved. Remove the pan from heat and cool the mixture to room temperature.
In a pitcher, add the lemon juice and room temperature or chilled syrup. Stir in the remaining 3 1/2 cups of cold water and the heavy cream. Add the vodka, if desired. Serve chilled over ice garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
Chef's Note: This may be prepared ahead of time and stored chilled in the refrigerator.