In a pot, combine the syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let the syrup cool.In a jug, mix the syrup with the lemon juice and cold water in whichever proportions suit your taste.Serve fresh. The spices can be strained out of the lemonade prior to serving or left in. Replace the water with rum and soda to make a punch that packs a punch!Balancing the Lemonade
Too strong? Add more cold water.
Too weak? Add syrup and lemon juice.
Too sour? Add syrup.
Too sugary? Add lemon juice (not water).