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Create your own sour mix at home following this easy-to-make recipe. You can adjust the flavor by using either all lemon or lime juice or varying the proportions of lemon to lime juice.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:58 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 58 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 28 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Add lemon and lime juices. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Yield: 3-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Sour Mix in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

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Cherry Pit User ID: 5635322 154803
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"This makes a wonderful Whiskey Sour. I highly recommend this one!! I added just a splash of maraschino cherry juice to my drink, due to I didn't have any cherries, or orange. It was WONDERFUL!! It even added a little red to the drink - certainly great to serve guests during this upcoming Holiday Season!!"

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