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In a saucepan, bring sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil.

Stir until sugar dissolves. Boil uncovered for 5 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint leaves. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes.

Strain lemonade into a 2 quart pitcher; stir in remaining 2 cups of water.

Cover with plastic wrap and let chill at least 2 hours.

To serve, fill pitcher with ice cubes, stir in extra lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

Makes 1 1/2 quarts.

-1 1/2 cups sugar
-4 cups cold water
-1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (8 large lemons)
-1 tablespoon lemon zest (scrape the rind with a grater)
-1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)