This lemonade is perfectly tangy and sweet. In the interests of our health, we will probably experiment with reducing the amount of sugar next time.
8 c water, divided
1 1/4 - 1 3/4 c sugar, to taste
1 1/2 c lemon juice (about 7 lemons)
1) In a small saucepan, heat 1 c water and sugar until dissolved.
2) In a large pitcher, combine the sugar water, additional 7 c water, and juice.
3) Chill and enjoy :-)