Saturday, March 13, 2010

Basic Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

A basic, general purpose bar mixer that can be easily adapted for desired sweetness or tartness by adjusting the amounts of simple syrup and citrus juices. Can also be made with only lemon juice if desired, though the mixer with lime included is perfect for margaritas and mojitos.

Basic Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix
From the kitchen of

3 cups of 2:1 simple syrup
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 12)
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice

Prepare a batch of 2:1 simple syrup, using 3 cups. Cool completely.

Add the juices, stir to combine and refrigerate. Can also make with only lemon. Very adaptable - adjust the citrus mixture for desired tartness; adjust the simple syrup for desired sweetness.