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Preservative-Free Sweet and Sour Mix

Listen:  I know that neon greenish-yellow is a cool color and all, but do you really want to be drinking it?  Sure, you think that you might develop Hulk-like superpowers by drinking something radioactive, but store-bought sweet and sour mix is, most certainly not, radioactive.   And trust me, even if you did drink something radioactive, you will not develop superpowers.  You’ll need to go to the hospital.  However, it is filled with lurking and possibly menacing preservatives. At the very least, this homemade recipe will taste better.

So instead of buying a dusty bottle of sweet and sour mix off the grocery shelf, make this recipe instead, and get your amaretto on!

Preservative-Free Sweet and Sour Mix

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup lime juice

Zest of 2 lemons

Zest of 2 limes

1.  Add sugar, water and zest to a small to medium sized pot and bring it to a boil.

Ingredients Lime zestLemon zest Sugar water

2.  Juice the lemons and limes to get one cup each.  (about 5 lemons and 7 limes.)

Juicing the lemons Juicing lemons Lemon and lime juice Lemon and lime juice

3.  Remove sugar water from the heat and add the lemon and lime juice. If you have a liquid measuring cup, you can add the lime juice directly to the lemon juice to add up to two cups.

Add to water Ready to strain

4.  Strain the mixture to remove the zest and any pulp.

Strain
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Strain Strain

5.  Store in a pitcher or jar in the fridge, and use within two weeks.

8 Servings, 108 calories, 0.3g fat, 28.0g carbohydrates, 0.4g protein

Preservative-Free Sweet and Sour Mix
Author: Simply Playful Fare
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 2 limes
Instructions
  1. Add sugar, water and zest to a small to medium sized pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Juice the lemons and limes to get one cup each. (about 5 lemons and 7 limes.)
  3. Remove sugar water from the heat and add the lemon and lime juice. If you have a liquid measuring cup, you can add the lime juice directly to the lemon juice to add up to two cups.
  4. Strain the mixture to remove the zest and any pulp.
  5. Store in a pitcher or jar in the fridge, and use within two weeks.

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

What’s your favorite beverage to enjoy with sweet and sour?  Let us know in the comments section!

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