1. First, pour 1 pint of water into a large jug. Then, add 1/2 lb. of sugar and the juice of eight lemons into the jug of water. Next, zest half a lemon and add to the jug. Stir.
2. Once mixed, gently pour the water from one jug, then into the other, making sure to do this several times.
3. Finally, strain through a clean napkin.