3 lemons- coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)
2 cups fine sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemons
5 cups of water
In a blender, combine the chopped lemons, sugar, and lemon juice. Pulse the lemon mixture a few times then blend on high speed for 2 minutes until the lemon chunks break down and become smoothie-like.
Strain the lemon puree through a fine strainer and into a pitcher, pressing the solids through with the back of a spoon. Discard the solids, pour in the water, stirring with a wooden spoon until the lemon puree fully dissolves and mixes thoroughly with the water. Serve over ice.