Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix is a recipe that absolutely everyone needs! It’s so easy to make with a simple combination of fresh lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. It’s the perfect mixer for any kind of drink you can imagine!

a jar of sour mix on a marble table with slices of lemon and lime

I’m being absolutely serious when I say this is literally the easiest thing to make! I know it may be tempting to buy that stuff from the store but I guarantee you that this tastes 10x better.

Plus, you can control how sweet or sour you want this mix to be!

There’s nothing better!

What is sweet and sour mix

Well, it’s basically a lemon-lime simple syrup! It’s the key ingredient to so many of your favorite cocktails and drinks.

does sour mix have alcohol in it

Absolutely not! It is (obviously) used for cocktails but there isn’t any alcohol in a sour mix. Personally, I actually love to mix it into my lemonades to add a little fresh kick!

sour mix on a marble table with a white napkin and slices of lemons and limes

does sweet and sour mix need to be refrigerated

Yes. I always store it in an air tight container and it in the fridge. It keeps so much longer this way! Plus, you’re going to be mixing it into cold drinks so, why not have the sour mix be cold as well? Just makes sense!

It may start to go bad a few weeks after you make it. So, just make sure you check it before using it!

how to make sour mix

Thankfully, this is one of the easiest recipes there is. First, gather your ingredients! If you don’t know how to make a simple syrup, then I recommend clicking over to our homemade simple syrup recipe!

a jar of simple syrup with lemons and limes on a marble board

Juice the lemons and limes, combine in a bowl or a jar and… that’s it! Seriously. That’s all it takes to have the best ever sweet and sour mix!

What to make with sweet and sour mix

Oh, my gosh. The possibilities are endless! From alcoholic to non-alcoholic, here’s a quick list to get you started.

sour mix on a marble board with lemons and limes

Expert Tips:

  • Roll your lemons and limes onto the counter to get as much juice as you can!
  • Use homemade simple syrup. It’s super easy to make and takes no time at all!
  • You can use this to make virgin margaritas, if you’d like.
  • You can freeze this if needed for longer storage.
  • Adjust the ratios to your taste! If the mix is too sweet, add more lemon and lime juice. Too sour, add more simple syrup.

When you make this Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix recipe, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #MSDeltaHospitality.

a jar of sour mix on a marble table with slices of lemon and lime

Homemade Sour Mix

Traci
Sweet, sour, and tangy. This Homemade Sweet and Sour mix is the perfect blend of citrus and sugar for all your favorite drinks!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Syrups
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups [simple syrup]

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Stir to mix.

Notes

  • Roll your lemons and limes onto the counter to get as much juice as you can!
  • Use homemade simple syrup. It’s super easy to make and takes no time at all!
  • You can use this to make virgin margaritas, if you’d like.
  • You can freeze this if needed for longer storage.
  • Adjust the ratios to your taste! If the mix is too sweet, add more lemon and lime juice. Too sour, add more simple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 42gSodium: 9mgSugar: 38g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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