Leanne’s Lemonade

In a pitcher, mix the juice of six or seven lemons, half a cup of simple syrup (sugar dissolved in hot water and then cooled), seven cups of water and ice. Float berries or mint in the lemonade. Variant: add one ounce of gin and one ounce of St-Germain (elderberry liqueur) to a tall glass of lemonade with some (not too much) ice.