Who really likes commercial sweet-and-sour mix, with it’s high fructose corn syrupy non-goodness? Knock the socks off of your cocktail party guests with margaritas made with a homemade version of the stuff. Or make a killer Tom Collins with it. You probably won’t ever want to go back to the pre-packaged mix. Sorry.
- Make simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat. Swirl the pan from time to time until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool.
- Add lemon and lime juice to the cooled syrup. Refrigerate.
Makes a heck of a lot of drinks.