I would make this often that summer in Bordauex. Alicia and I would eat the candied peel hot, straight from the pot, as she would mix a tart and sugary spoonful into her beer. To make a strawberry version of this delicious drink, just add fresh strawberry puree. This is wonderful mixed with fizzy water instead of still. I also like to add sliced strawberries and fresh mint, making it extra fancy!
Boil the following for 5 minutes in a small pot...
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Rind of 2 large lemons cut into strips
1/8 tsp. salt
Cook and add juice of 6 lemons
Strain and keep in fridge