Homemade sour mix

What it is:

  • Crazy easy to make with only two ingredients
  • Completely natural, chemical free

What it’s not:

  • Loaded with high fructose corn syrup
  • Neon (because, um, ew)

What’s not to like?

Homemade sour mix

Homemade sour mix


  • 16 ounces simple syrup
  • 12 ounces key lime, lime or lemon juice or some combination thereof


  1. Stir or shake to combine

See? Crazy easy. And you can customize it, of course, and make it a little more sweet or a little more sour — whatever floats your boat. Or your margarita shaker.

4 comments to Homemade sour mix

  • There is nothing like homemade sour mix. The store bought stuff is just unacceptable for my cocktails. Great photo.

    Thank you! :) ~OPK

  • M.

    I always wonder why people buy sweet and sour mix….. :)

    Well I had no idea it was so easy! I didn’t know what all was in it — what a lovely surprise! ~OPK

  • Nerv

    Have you tried making grenadine? I made it last month, and never looked back.

    I have not! Do tell! ~OPK

  • Nerv

    Its too simple, take 2 cups pomegranate juice, bring to a boil, then simmer til it reduces by about half. Add a cup of sugar, stir til dissolved, and let it cool. You can add red color if you feel the need, but it makes such a rich dark purpley colour on its own.
    That IS too simple! Thank you!!

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