Homemade Sour Mix

Toss the store bought stuff and easily make your own fresh, versatile sour mix for margaritas and many more cocktails!

Homemade Sour Mix – Easily make your own fresh, versatile sour mix for margaritas + more cocktails!| thecomfortofcooking.com

Living in Austin, we’re sipping margaritas on the porch well into early winter, so though you may have pumpkin on the brain we’re still thinking “bottoms up!”

One of the ways to make a truly knockout margarita, or a slew of other cocktails using sour mix, is to make the mix yourself with a little muscle, a good juicing tool, and a whole lotta lemons and limes.

Homemade Sour Mix – Easily make your own fresh, versatile sour mix for margaritas + more cocktails!| thecomfortofcooking.com

In minutes, you have yourself a fresh, versatile cocktail mix for parties made easy. Junk the store bought stuff and spend 10 minutes to make your own. it’s much more flavorful and really changes the taste of your drinks!

Plus, it’s not just for margaritas… Use it to punch up lemonades, iced teas and martinis, and as a staple in Whiskey sours, Mai tais, and many other cocktails!

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Homemade Sour Mix

Yield: Makes approx. 2 1/2 cups


1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3-4 lemons)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5-6 limes)


In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 7 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

While the simple syrup is cooling, strain freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice into a resealable bottle or jar, discarding the pulp and seeds. Pour in the cooled simple syrup. Shake and use immediately or refrigerate.



11 Responses to “Homemade Sour Mix”

  1. #
    Yasmeen — September 24, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Wonderful! I love mixing my own drinks, especially now that Spring/Summer is right around the corner here in Australia :)

  2. #
    Lindsey — September 24, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    This is great! I just bought the junk mix this past summer for the first time and almost gagged when I saw the list of ingredients! I will be making this from now on. Thanks for posting!!

  3. #
    Guru Uru — September 24, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    So refreshing and pretty :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — September 24, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Love the idea of making this at home instead of buying a bottle. And margaritas are good anytime of years, no matter where you live!

  5. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 24, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Oh i LOVE THIS!!! I’m totally making this.

  6. #
    Cassie/Bake Your Day — September 24, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    This is so perfect! I got a Blendtec last week and we were just talking about frozen margs, for which I will be using this!

  7. #
    london bakes — September 25, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    There is nothing as good as a homemade cocktail; love this!

  8. #
    Monet — September 25, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    How did you know that I’ve been dreaming of a homemade cocktail? Now we just need to make these together! Thanks for sharing sweet girl. I miss you!

  9. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 25, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    This is great! I love making fun drinks at home!

  10. #
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — September 25, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    I’ll drink margaritas all year round!

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — September 25, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    We have long hot falls here in Nashville as well so your cocktail looks mighty refreshing.

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