Sweet & Sour Mix

Sweet & Sour Mix

Homemade sour mix using the season's freshest citrus, is easy, quick, and economical, and tastes so much better than store-bought.
Course Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet and sour mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Karen Gibson


  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 small lemons)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 5 small limes)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (2 small-medium Moro blood oranges; off-season, substitute with regular orange juice)
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar (or give regular granulated sugar a quick whirl through the food processor; superfine (or bartender'sugar dissolves very quickly)


  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Makes a tad over 1 1/4 cups. To adjust recipe yield up or down, just use this simple formula: 2 parts lemon juice, 2 parts lime juice, 1 part orange juice, 2 parts superfine sugar.


To alter the sweet/sour ratio, just use less or more sugar, to taste.