How To Make Your Own Sour Mix

How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipeWhen I was younger an Amaretto Sour was the first cocktail I learned to make at home. It’s one of those, “OH- this doesn’t taste like alchohol AT ALL…. perfect!” drinks. It was love at first sip.

Years later, I no longer drink Amaretto Sours, but I thought it might be fun to re-live the good ole’ days with a fresher homemade version of my very first favorite mixed drink. If you like sweet drinks, you have to try this! (Spoiler- it’s still one of my favorite sweet drinks!)How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe As with most things, homemade is TOTALLY tastier in this case! It’s super easy too. With just three ingredients you can make your own sour mix at home. I find it to be fresher tasting and less syrupy than the storebought versions- plus that fake neon yellow color is absent… that’s probably for the best, right?How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe Homemade Sour Mix, Make one large bottle

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups fresh lemon and lime juice (strain out the pulp)

First, combine the water and sugar in a small pot and simmer until the sugar completely dissolves. Turn down the heat and add the lemon and lime juice. Remove from heat and let the mixture cook before straining it a final time into an airtight glass container.

Keeps for a minimum of two weeks in the refrigerator. You do not have to refrigerate more syrups, but I like to when there is a high content of fresh ingredients, so it lasts a little bit longer.How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe After your mixture is completely cool, you can funnel it into another container and add a pour spout to the top.How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe As always- bonus points for a cute homemade label! How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe How to make your own sour mix at home. homemade is so much more tasty! click through for the recipe Amaretto Sour (for nostalgia’s sake! it’s the easiest recipe ever.)

1 part Amaretto Almond Liqueur
1 part homemade sour mix

Pour both ingredients into a glass filled with ice. Mix with a spoon. Garnish with a cherry and an orange or lemon slice. Too sweet? Substitute half the Amaretto for Whiskey. 😉Amaretto Sour RecipeCheers! xo. Elsie

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Homemade Sour Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh lemon and lime juice strain out the pulp

Instructions

  1. First, combine the water and sugar in a small pot and simmer until the sugar completely dissolves. Turn down the heat and add the lemon and lime juice. Remove from heat and let the mixture cook before straining it a final time into an airtight glass container.
  2. Keeps for a minimum of two weeks in the refrigerator. You do not have to refrigerate more syrups, but I like to when there is a high content of fresh ingredients, so it lasts a little bit longer.

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson