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Home made sweet and sour mix

Many drink recipes ask for a sweet and sour mix.  This home made version is perfect for those who don’t want a very sweet mix.

There are lots of commercial sweet and sour mixes available for purchase in grocery stores and where liquor is sold. But most of those are too sweet for my liking.  

Fortunately, making this mix at home is a cinch and it gives me the balanced taste that I enjoy.

Sweet and sour mix

Make your own Sweet and sour mix

This basic sweet and sour mix is easy to make and is just the right touch of both sweet and sour.  Prepare it ahead and keep it in the fridge to use later.

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Yield: 4 cups

DIY Basic Sweet and Sour Mix

DIY Basic Sweet and Sour Mix

This home made sweet and sour is perfect for those who don’t want a very sweet mix for their cocktails.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the fresh lime juice fresh lemon juice and mix well. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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