Sour mix (also known as sweet and sour mix) is a mixer used in many cocktails. It is made from approximately equal parts lemon and/or lime juice and simple syrup and shaken vigorously with ice. This produces a pearly-white liquid with a pronounced flavor.
Sour mix can be mixed with liquor(s) to make a sour drink; most common are vodka sour (vodka) and whiskey sour (whiskey).
Pre-mixed versions are available, and are in use in many bars. These typically consist of a powder which must be rehydrated by adding water prior to use.
Other articles related to "sour mix":
... rum, and triple sec with 1½ parts sour mix and a splash of cola ... Close variants often replace the sour mix with lemon juice, replace the cola with actual iced tea, or add white crème de menthe however, most variants do not include ... highball is often altered, due to the unpopularity of sour mix ...
Famous quotes containing the words mix and/or sour:
“Take a decayed Christian ... and the remains of a Stoic; mix thoroughly with good manners, a bit of money and an old-fashioned education; simmer for several years in a university. Result: a scholar and a gentleman. Well, there were worse types of human being.”
—Aldous Huxley (18941963)
“I stand on top
of our back steps and breathe the rich air
a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills the garbage pail.
She jabs her wedge-head in a cup
of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail,
and will not scare.”
—Robert Lowell (19171977)