Homemade Sour Mix – A Beautiful Mess


After today, you will never buy sour mix again! Making your own homemade sweet and sour mix is easy to do and so worth it. It’s much more delicious than store bought mix and you can whip up a batch in your kitchen with a few ingredients.

When I was younger, an Amaretto Sour was the first cocktail I learned to make at home. I loved it because I couldn’t taste the alcohol.

These days, I enjoy a Whiskey Sour and a New York Sour. Creating your own sour mix is a great refrigerator staple for making quick and easy cocktails at home.

Related: Homemade Margarita Mix, Homemade Old Fashioned Mix, 40 Fun Cocktails to Make At Home.

Ingredients in Homemade Sour Mix:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

How to Make Sour Mix:

To make this citrus simple syrup, begin by juicing lemons and limes. I use a hand juicer. Freshly squeezed juice is worth the effort and makes the most delicious sour mix.

Pour the sugar and water into a sauce pan and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the citrus juice in last. Remove from heat and let it cool completely before decanting. Use a fine mesh strainer to decant it into a bottle.

I used this bottle from Amazon. Add a label if you like—this is especially helpful for guests and parties.

Tips for Making:

  • Homemade Sour Mix can be refrigerated for a minimum of two weeks. I normally keep mine for a month or so.
  • Choose a cute bottle and add a homemade label.
  • Feel free to swap some of the citrus for what you have on hand such as oranges or grapefruits. If you use sweet citrus like oranges, reduce the sugar a bit.

Drinks You Can Make with Homemade Sour Mix:

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this syrup last?

This simple syrup should be refrigerated and will last a minimum of two weeks. I often keep mine for a month or more.

Where can I get a bottle like yours?

I found my cute bottle on Amazon. It comes with the gold dispenser on the top. I made my own label using rubber stamps.


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Recipe for making sour mix for cocktails at home.

Yield 12

Prep 15 mins

Cook 5 mins

Instructions

  • To make this citrus simple syrup, begin by juicing lemons and limes. I use a hand juicer
  • Freshly squeezed juice is worth the effort and makes the most delicious sour mix.

  • Pour the sugar and water into a sauce pan and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Pour the citrus juice in last. 

  • Remove from heat and let it cool completely before decanting.

  • Use a fine mesh strainer to decant it into a bottle. I used this bottle from Amazon. Add a label if you like—this is especially helpful for guests and parties.

Notes

  • Homemade Sour Mix can be refrigerated for a minimum of two weeks. I normally keep mine for a month or so.
  • Choose a cute bottle and add a homemade label.
  • Feel free to swap some of the citrus for what you have on hand such as oranges or grapefruits. If you use sweet citrus like oranges, reduce the sugar a bit.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Sour Mix

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.


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Instructions

  • First, combine the water and sugar in a small pot and simmer until the sugar completely dissolves. Turn down the heat and add the lemon and lime juice. Remove from heat and let the mixture cook before straining it a final time into an airtight glass container.

  • Keeps for a minimum of two weeks in the refrigerator. You do not have to refrigerate more syrups, but I like to when there is a high content of fresh ingredients, so it lasts a little bit longer.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Sour Mix

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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