This recipe is from Brooke Jensen. Brooke is another one of those incredibly talented people who also has an incredible recipe collection. She would make this for every shower party and recital. it is light, not too tart, and very similar to Hot Dog on a Stick limeade; but better.
I made one adaption. If you combine all the sugar with 1 quart of water and cook and stir until it is dissolved, you don't have to worry about stirring the sugar. It mixes better. Because the mixture is hot, add ice water to make the rest of the gallon of water. Everything else just gets mixed together.
1 gallon water
3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp citric acid
1 Tbsp lemon extract
1 pinch of salt
2 limes; squeeze the juice then toss the rest of the limes in. These can be removed before serving or left in for decor.