Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix (and some Spicy Margaritas)

It is 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening as I type this.    I just had a frightening realization that it is usually around this time that Group C posts for Secret Recipe Club.

Secret Recipe Club

YOWZA!    Tomorrow is Group C’s post day.

I frantically searched through my emails and found a forgotten one from Debbi.

DOH!   I have SteakNPotatoes Kinda Gurl this month and I have totally spaced!

 

Wow—I need an adult beverage before I go any further.

Done.  I found this recipe on Desiree’s site.   It totally did the trick to kick-start me back into reality and allow me able to make the post today.

Homemade Sour Mix

*Yields: 3 1/2 cups

1  1/2 c. sugar
1 c. fresh lemon juice
1 c. fresh lime juice

Combine the sugar and 1 and 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool. Add the lemon and lime juice. Chill until ready to use.

*Note: You will not use all of the Homemade Sour Mix for one margarita, as the recipe for Homemade Sour Mix yields 28 ounces and you only need 3 ounces per margarita. You will have some leftover for more margaritas 🙂

Luckily, I had one jalapeno left from the pre-freeze garden harvest and I plucked a lime from our lime tree in the greenhouse.

I love this homemade sour mix recipe.   To continue our gift giving posts for Christmas 2013, I think it would make a great gift with a nice bottle of tequila.

 

A Kick Start Margarita for When You Totally Space for SRC Postings
(Slightly adapted from Roasted Jalapeno Margarita from SteakNPotatoes Gurl)

1 jalapeno
crushed ice
3 oz. Homemade Sour Mix, recipe follows
2 oz. tequila
1 lime, cut into wedges and/or slices
salt for rim, if desired

Over a hot grill or stovetop burner, roast the jalapeno until lightly blistered and fragrant. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.

In a cocktail shaker, add 2 (or more) slices roasted jalapeno, ice, Homemade Sour Mix, tequila, and juice of 1 lime wedge. Shake. Rim a glass with the wedge of a lime and dip in salt. Serve with ice. Garnish with lime slice and jalapeno slice.

 

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Just what I needed.

Thank you, Desiree, and I apologize for almost forgetting about you!    I have had some time since my panic last night and I have done a complete perusal of your site and you rock.   I have found lots of great dishes to make like Tequila Marinated Chicken Tacos which would go perfect with this beverage.

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Delicious and refreshing!

Please check out all of Group C’s posts today.   I can’t wait to see what everyone has cooked up.

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Thanks to our SRC hosts Jane,  SarahSuzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi.  They do a super fantastic job keeping us all organized, informed, and on track!   Thank you, ladies!   (Although, I think I will need a stronger reminder for the next round.)  🙂

Whew!

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