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How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix Recipe

Updated on July 17, 2011

Make Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix With Your Own Sweet and Sour Mix Recipe

Want to make a specific mixed drink recipe, but ran out of sweet and sour mix? It's easy to make sweet and sour mix. It is also called sour mix and sometimes Collins or Margarita mix.

Sweet and sour mix is used in hundreds of cocktail drink recipes. Whiskey Sour drinks, Long Island Iced Tea mixed drinks, Margaritas, Bahama Mama drinks, Appletinis, Mai Tai cocktails, Green Dinosaur, Kamikaze drinks, Midori Sours, Daiquiris, Zombie drink recipes, and Alabama Slammers all use sweet and sour mix.

You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make your own sweet and sour mix. To save money and for future mixed drink recipes, make up a batch of this easy homemade sweet and sour mix recipe and keep it in your refrigerator.

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How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix - Sweet and Sour Mix Recipe

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix Ingredients

1 cup each: sugar, water, lime juice, lemon juice (fresh juice is best)

How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix

Simply mix the sugar with the water. Stir well until the sugar completely dissolves. Then add the lime and lemon juices. Stir it or shake it well. That's it! Keep refrigerated until you need it.

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      Pro Mixer 5 years ago

      This is the basic recipe and works well. If you would like less sour and a touch more sweet I like to use 3 parts simple syrup with 1 part lime juice and 1 part lemon juice. Fresh squeezed is the best. Also for a sweeter taste you can substitute fresh key limes (when in season ) as opposed to regular limes. Very smooth!

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      Teshani Bongso 7 years ago

      Thanks!I can't believe it's that easy.

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      John B Badd 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks, i never knew this was so easy. Whiskey sours here I come.