Break up into large pieces six pounds of fine loaf-sugar. Take twelve large ripe lemons, and (without cutting them) grate the yellow rind upon the sugar. Then put the sugar, with the lemon gratings and two quarts of water, into a preserving kettle, and let it dissolve. When it is all melted, boil it till quite thick, skimming it till no more scum rises; it will then be done. Have ready the juice of all the lemons, stir it in, and boil it ten minutes more. Bottle it, and keep it in a cold place.
It makes a delicious drink in summer, in the proportion of one third lemon syrup and two thirds ice water.