In the Kitchen: Sour Mix

Let’s face it, you can’t really talk about tequila and not talk about sour mix. It is a key ingredient in the margarita, the most popular tequila cocktail, and even if you don’t like tequila on its own, adding a little sour mix will always give the sandy liquor a more agreeable taste.

Making your own sour mix, or bar mix as it is commonly called, is a simple and great way to ensure that it’s always on hand, just in case of the last minute margarita munchies.

To make sour mix, you’ll need:

  • 1.5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice (approx. 5 lemons)
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice (approx. 8 limes)

Please note that by fresh we mean freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. Hopefully, you have a juicer. We do not. I had an amazing arm work out the day we made this.

After you’ve juiced the lemons and limes, combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved completely (you will know that the sugar has dissolved completely when the water is totally clear).

In a jug, combine the hot sugar water with the lemon and lime juice. Let it cool and then chill.

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