Sunny's Hard Lemonade

500ml water
180g sugar
8 cups ice
120ml vanilla-infused vodka, recipe follows*
240ml fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, sliced into rings
1 lime, sliced into rings

For the vanilla-infused vodka

1 litre vodka
2 vanilla beans

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large pitcher, fill with ice. Stir in simple syrup, vodka, juice, lemon and lime slices.

*for kid-friendly version, omit alcohol.

For the vanilla-infused vodka: Split beans lengthwise and add to vodka bottle. Let infuse overnight in a cool dark place. Strain into another sterilized bottle.

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