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#1 _nick_*

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 12:04 AM

what do i use for a recipe calling for sweeta nd sour mix?
Cherry kiss
1 fl oz sweet and sour mix
1/4 fl oz grenadine
3 fl ozs sprite soda

#2 Jason

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 04:37 AM

Sweet and Sour is a bar mix made of lemon or lime (or both) juice mixed with simple syrup http://www.barnonedr...mple_syrup.html  

You can make your own fairly easily by mixing equal parts juice and syrup, or just buy a bottle in your local liquor store or grocery store.

Taste on this one varies considerably.  I personally prefer a more sour mix than 50/50, and a mix of lemon and lime juice with more lime.

... but I'm a computer geek not a bartender :)

#3 Paul25

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:07 PM

As a bartender I would keep the lemon, lime and sugar seperate and mix them specifically for the drink in mind and for the palate mixing for.
Try the standard 4,3,2,1 of basic cocktail balancing
4 weak   (Ice)
3 strong  (Liquor)
2 sour     (Lemon/Lime)
1 sweet   (Sugar)
is popular in the u.k. but maybe american tastes are sweeter?

Whenever possible I'd always go for freshly squeezed juice anyway.
and remember to roll your citrus fruit on your bar to get more juice out.

#4 Bottom Bouncer

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:40 PM

In our bar we use Squirt for anything that calls for sweet n sour.