There are bottled, ready to pour sour mixes you can purchase or those you can make from fresh ingredients. My preference is fresh. I think it tastes much better and I can control exactly what goes into the mix. Water, sugar, lemon and lime are an easy to pronounce ingredients list as well. No stumbling over chemical additives. The Sour Mix recipe below is just one example of many basic mixes. Find one you like and adjust the recipe to proportions you will use before it’s necessary to make a new batch.

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3/4 cup Water

3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 cup (4 ounces) Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 cup (4 ounces) Fresh Lime Juice

Combine water and sugar in large saucepan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to gentle boil. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely.  Add juices. Place syrup and juices in large pitcher. Stir. Cover with lid. Place in refrigerator to chill thoroughly. Will keep for approximately one week.

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Sour Mix