How To Make Sour Mix the Cocktail Novice Way

standard August 21, 2014 1 response

sour mixWhile going through my whiskey sour hankering, I tried a few of the pre-made “sour mixes” on the market. These were all terrible and resembled Hi-C Ecto Cooler.

It was decided that a Cocktail Novice Homemade Sour Mix needed to be developed immediately!

What follows is the best homemade sour mix on this blog:

sour mix citrus

First we need some lemons and limes, about 4-5 lemons and 3-4 limes. Cut said citrus in half to prepare to weeze the juice.

sour mix juice

Weeze the juice.


Add 1 cup of simple syrup to the juice and shake. (Simple Syrup = 1 cup water & 1 cup sugar dissolved)

homemade sour mix

Funnel into a cool old bottle and voila – Homemade Sour Mix

Here’s the breakdown for those in the high seats:

Homemade Sour Mix

  • Maybe 4-5 lemons; juiced
  • Maybe 3-4 limes juiced
  • 1 cup of Simple Syrup


  • Mix it all together in a bottle and chill (you and the sour mix)
  • This will make a decent amount so you can drink many sours

There it is, ladies and gentleman. Short and sweet…er…sour? Now go put it to good use.


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