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Homemade Sour Mix


This fresh citrus blend is a big step up from store-bought versions and takes only a few minutes to make. Use it in any cocktail that calls for sour mix.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 cup

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010


  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 6 limes)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  1. Whisk together all ingredients until sugar dissolves.

Cook's Notes

Sour mix can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.

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  • Kabaja
    19 MAR, 2014
    This is a great sweet and sour mix and the only one I'll use. It lasts much longer than indicated, about 2 weeks.