This refreshing libation was formerly known as “Big Yellow House Cocktail,” named for a beloved California restaurant.
Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
In a pitcher, combine sugar syrup with lemon juice and 4 cups cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.
Add vodka and stir. Pour into ice-filled glasses.
Garnish with berries and lemon rind.