We need to take a timeout from our Apple Pie series to make a homemade Sweet and Sour mix. Why? Well, we have a very relevant apple recipe that requires a sweet and sour mix recipe. We are also going to start a few ongoing series of cocktail and recipe fundamentals that may span multiple categories. For example, we previously made DIY sugar cubes as part of our Old Fashioned Series. Well, this sweet and sour mix recipe can really be used in many different places. So, get your cocktail hats on and get ready to make a homemade Sweet and Sour Mix Recipe!
What Are We Making The Sweet and Sour Mix For?
I am not telling yet, but you can rest assured that it relates to an upcoming apple recipe. Check back with the series page or subscribe via email to get the latest haps on Ramshackle Pantry. It will be for a drink that needs a sweet and sour mix. What better way to make a great craft cocktail than to make a homemade sweet and sour mix for that drink?
What Drinks Are the Sour Mix Good In?
Really, pretty much any booze that has a sour drink. Whiskey sour, amaretto sour, or pisco sour are all great drinks that a sweet and sour mix can be used for. If I were to make these, I think my preference would be to go straight for the sugar, lemon, and/or lime, but making a premix of sweet and sour can really make a beautiful and fun drink!
What Is Sour Mix Made Of?
Do you know what simple syrup is? It is that, plus lemon and lime. If you do not know what simple syrup is, it is a one to one mixture of sugar and water that has been heated up enough to fully incorporate with each other. I never bring this to a boil, as I do not want my 1:1 ratio to be messed up, but just warm enough to make sure no solid sugar remains.
How Long Can I Keep This Mix and How Do I Store it?
Keep this in the fridge and it should last for a month, as long as it is stored properly.
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A great sweet and sour mix is a great addition to any home bartender’s arsenal. Make some spectacular drinks and cocktails with this homemade sweet and sour mix recipe!
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 3/4 cup lemon juice (approximately 4 lemons)
- 3/4 cup lime juice (approximately 6 limes)
- Add water and sugar to a saucepan and put on medium heat
- As soon as sugar is fully dissolved into water, remove from heat
- Place fine strainer above the pan and squeeze fruit into.
- Place into a secure container and save up to 1 month in the refrigerator
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