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Sweet and sour mix

Best Sweet and Sour Mix

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 9 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 ounces 1x


Here’s how to make sweet and sour mix! It has the best zingy lemon lime flavor, perfect for big batch whiskey sours and margaritas.


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) water
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) lemon juice


  1. Juice the limes and lemons.
  2. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture becomes clear, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature (takes a few minutes).
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and lime juice, then pour into a jar. Keeps 1 week in the refrigerator (the flavor is best in first 24 hours, but it’s still good over a week).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan