Lemon or Lime Sour


I prefer a ratio of 2:1 juice to simple syrup.  I have seen 1:1 and 3:1.  If you like sour/tartness, reduce the simple syrup and/or add more juice.  If you like it sweeter, do the opposite.  Also, since fruit varies in flavor, always taste your mix and adjust accordingly.

If I am making only 1 or 2 drinks, I just use a 2:1 juice : simple syrup.  When we are entertaining, I make up a bottle that morning.  It will begin to degrade after a day.

  • 1 cup Simple syrup
  • Either:
    • 2 cups fresh lime juice or
    • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 4.5 Tbls. pasteurized egg white – optional see Note
  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or bottle.
  2. Add additional fruit juice or simple syrup to taste.
  3. It is ready for immediate use and will keep, refrigerated for a day.

Note: Adding egg white will add depth and create very frothy drinks when shaken or blended.  You can substitute 1 ½ fresh egg whites if your not worried about salmonella.


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