A quick tip to add to my entry about home-made lemonade; specifically, the simple syrup.
You can store the syrup in plastic containers that can be bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond for a few bucks each and then keep them in the refrigerator. Each container holds 2 cups of syrup each. Four cups of sugar and four cups of water will make six cups of simple syrup, or three plastic squeezie-bottles.
(Click on the BB&B Link to go to the squeezie-bottles)