Homemade Sour Syrup Mix | Toasting from Afar

Is there anything worse than a margarita with too much sweet & sour mix? Well, probably, but it's one of the not-so-great things in life. 

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I was always under the impression that sour mix was a very complicated thing to make, and could only be bought at the grocery store. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that sour mix is really just simple syrup with lemon and lime juice thrown into the mix? Yep, I know, pretty great. 

So right then and there I made up my mind to never buy sour mix again. Drinking sugar isn't great, but if I am gonna do it, I at least want to be sure that the sugar is organic, and raw, and not harvested by children, oh, and that my lemons were fresh squeezed and didn't come from some sort of artificial laboratory. Those are all normal reasons to make your own mix right? 

Have I convinced you yet? Here's the recipe for you to make your own! And if you do find yourself bottling this up, make sure to whip up this Bruléed Lemon Sour - it's delicious! 

Homemade Sour Mix 

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar 

Step 1: Juice the citrus, and strain out any seeds or pulp. 

Step 2: Combine all ingredients on the stove and simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. 

Bonus: You can add fresh herbs for a fun twist! 

I decided to package these up to give as gifts, try pairing it with a bottle of Perrier or bottle of gin for a fun hostess gift! You can get the labels by heading to Today's Creative Life!

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