Homemade Sour Mix

Most store-bought sour mix is pretty bad – very artificial and sugary tasting. Bad mix will make a bad drink. No excuse for this when it is so easy to make your own!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (it says FRESH – not from a bottle!)
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (see above)

Heat the water until just boiling. Add sugar, and stir until completely dissolved. Remove from heat, and let it cool until you can comfortably submerge your finger in it without screaming (maybe 110-115 F, 43-46 C) – cooler is better. Add lemon and lime juice, and stir until completely combined. Refrigerate immediately – this will keep for several weeks in the fridge.

Notes: You MUST wait until the sugar and water cool before adding the juices; otherwise the juice will start to cook off and the end result will taste bad. Also, please don’t go to the trouble of making this mix from scratch and then use bottled lemon and lime juice! You might as well just buy the bottled mix in a store.