Recipe: Tangy Sweet & Sour Mix (for Mocktails or Cocktails)
The suprising secret ingredient to this recipe makes a drink that has some sweetness, a little heat, and a lot of tang. Serve it over ice for a super refreshing beverage or check out some of our serving suggestions for uniquely pleasant mocktails and cocktails.
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 3 cups water
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup Hot Pepper Vinegar Barbecue Sauce
Adjust honey or vinegar sauce to tate if you want more sweetness or more tang and heat.
Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher until honey is completely incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Mocktail: Mix 1/2 cup sour mix with 1/4 to 1/2 cup soda water. Serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon or a lime slice and a sprig of fresh herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, or thyme.
Mojito: Rim a tall cocktail glass with Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar. Add 1/4 lime and 2 sprigs mint and muddle together with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in 1/2 cup sour mix and 1 oz. light rum. Top with ice (and soda water if desired) and serve.
Whiskey Sour: In a highball glass, stir together 1/2 cup sour mix with 1 oz. whiskey. Top with ice and garnish with a slice of lemon or orange and a maraschino cherry.
Bee's Knees: In your favorite cocktail glass, muddle 1 wedge of lemon with a sprig of thyme. Stir in 1/2 cup sour mix and 1 oz. gin or vodka. Top with ice (and soda water if desired) and garnish with another wedge of lemon and a fresh sprig of thyme.