For 1 Gallon of Lemonade,
 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups water, plus more as needed
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 and 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon wheels or wedges (for garnish)
 
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, honey, and 2 cups water and place over medium-high heat. Cut the vanilla bean in 1/2 lengthwise, then, using the back of the knife, scrape the vanilla seeds from the pod and add to the saucepan, along with the pod. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 4 or 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

*Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray

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