The first time I had this drink was at a friend's wedding reception a few years back. I couldn't figure out if the reason I loved it so much was because it was 95 degrees outside or if it was because of the refreshing fruity flavor in the water. Whatever the case, my sister had to finally pull me away from the refreshment table. What I later found out was that they had added citric acid to the mix and that's what really made the water taste...good!
5 quarts water
Almost 3 c. sugar
2 tsp. Citric Acid
2 tsp. lemon extract
Depending on the occasion you can add food coloring, floating flowers, or citrus slices.