How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix for Cocktail Recipes

Many cocktail recipes call for sour mix or sweet and sour mix...it's the perfect combination of tart and sweet! This tutorial shows How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix at home, and it's sooo much better than the pre-mixed store bought stuff!

How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix

I've been mixing up cocktails for many years now, and one of the most called for ingredients is sweet and sour mix. For years, I just bought the pre-mixed store bought sour mix, but a few years ago, I decided to try to make my own at home. I cannot stress the difference between the two. The homemade sweet and sour mix is so much better and so fresh tasting! It really kicks the taste of my cocktails up a notch and makes them so much more decadent! It's super easy to make too, so there is not reason not to make and use your own. Plus, your guests will be super impressed when you mix up cocktails using your own homemade mixers! I also make my own Homemade Simple Syrup, which I use to make my Sweet and Sour Mix.

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

Step 1 - Start by adding one cup of sugar to one cup of water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. You may need to boil the mixture to dissolve it properly. Or, you can use 1 cup of Homemade Simple Syrup instead.

Step 2 - Let your simple syrup mixture cool.

Step 3 - Add 1 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice and 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. You can use store bought, but fresh is sooo much better.

Step 4 - Mix well and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe for Sweet and Sour Mix

Recipe for Sweet and Sour Mix

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How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix



  • Author:
    Jess Kielman

Description

Many cocktail recipes call for sour mix or sweet and sour mix...it's the perfect combination of tart and sweet! This tutorial shows How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix at home, and it's sooo much better than the pre-mixed store bought stuff!


Ingredients


Scale

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice


Instructions

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Add lime juice and lemon juice and stir well. Pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.



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