2 c sugar
1 c frozen strawberries, thawed
8 c water, separated
2 c lemon juice
1. In a medium pot, stir together sugar, strawberries, and 2 cups water; cook until sugar dissolves and strawberries begin to break down.
2. Remove strawberries and pulverize; return to pot and cook for a few more minutes.
3. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher and discard solids; stir in lemon juice and remaining 6 cups water.