Ingredients (Makes 1.25 ltr/2pt)
Slices of lemon and mint leaves to serve Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and add the hot water. Stir to dissolve the sugar then set aside to cool.
Using both hands, roll the lemons on a worktop – this helps release the juice. Cut each lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. You need 250ml/9fl oz of juice.
Pour the lemon juice into a tall jug, pour in the sugar syrup, stir then add the water. Add some slices of lemon and a few fresh mint leaves to serve it with.