How to Make Homemade Sweet & Sour Mix

How to make your own Sweet and Sour Mix

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This homemade sweet and sour mix is perfect for all of your home brewed cocktails.

Make your own Sweet & Sour mix

Sweet and Sour mix, also referred to as simply Sour mix, is a cocktail mix that consists of a blend of sugar, lemon, and lime juices. Sour mix is used in a variety of cocktails & mocktails.

This homemade sweet and sour mix uses freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices instead of processed store-bought juices that can contain extra sugars and other kinds of preservatives. Because our mix is fresh and not preserved, it will last in the fridge for a little over a week or two. That is if you don’t use it all making cocktails, of course.

This is how to make our own sweet and sour mix.


Sweet & Sour Mix

Yields: About 2 1/2 to 3 Cups

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 12 Ounces Water
  • 12 Ounces Sugar
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Lime Juice

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Small Pot
  • Heat Proof Container



Sour Mix: Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove pot for the heat and stir in the lime and lemon juices.

Pour into a heat proof, covered container. Store in the fridge.

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 28 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 9 Carbohydrates (g) 7 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 7 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 33

How to make your own Sweet and Sour Mix




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