In a glass with ice, combine 2 ounces vodka, juice of half a lime and top it off with ginger beer. Garnish with mint or a lime slice.
Pour 1.25oz vodka in an ice filled glass. Fill with 3oz tonic water and stir, then add lime wedges.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/3 cup water and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cook the sugar until dissolved but the syrup is still clear. Do not cook the sugar until it starts to turn color. Remove from heat and cool. In a pitcher, combine the syrup, 8 cups water, the lemon juice, vodka and ice and stir to combine. Pour into tall glasses and enjoy!