This is going to sound crazy … make your own Sweet and Sour Mix? All I can say is “yes”!! We were trying a few new cocktails and using store bought sweet and sour mix. The drinks tasted awful and worse yet, the sweet and sour mix was the problem. For the longest time we thought, mistakenly, we just didn’t like cocktails with sweet and sour mix…. well, we were wrong. The secret … make your own and it really is very easy.
Combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. (This is your basic simply syrup recipe)
Add 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon and 1 cup of fresh lime juice. The key here is fresh squeezed – the bottled stuff won’t work.
We keep ours in a mason jar in the fridge. Now you are ready to make any cocktail that calls for Sweet and Sour mix.