Place peel in a small pot of water, enough to cover the peels, bring to a boil, drain and repeat two more times.
Mix together sugar and water in a small pot, simmer on medium heat for approximately 8 minutes, add the peel and lower heat to minimum and continue on a soft simmer for approximately 40 minutes, do not stir, swirl the pot a few times if necessary to combine. Drain the peels (reserve the syrup for future use), roll the peel in sugar and place on a wire rack to dry, approximately 1-2 hours (could be more depending on the temperature of your home).
FOR THE DRINK
In a medium sized pitcher add water or pop and syrup stir well to combine, then add ice cubes and slices of lemon and or orange. Fill 2 glasses, and enjoy!