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Sugar-Free Sweet and Sour Mix

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Updated June 18, 2014

This recipe is really a starting place. You can vary the concentrations of the juices and sweetener depending upon your taste, the particular juices you use, and how much ice you are adding to the drink. You can use this mix to make whiskey sours, daiquiris, margaritas, etc. (Try it with Jack Daniels - yum!) Fresh lemon and limes taste best, but bottled works OK.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1/4 cup equivalent artificial sweetener (liquid preferred)


Combine it all together. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Carbohydrate Information: This whole recipe, almost 1 and 1/2 cups of mixer, has 6 grams of carbohydrate. Each tablespoon of lemon or lime juice has 1 gram of carb if bottled, and slightly more if fresh.

Sneaky secret: In a pinch, you can use Crystal Light lemonade mix. But it won't necessarily have less carbohydrate.
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 5 out of 5
Great!, Guest dgclgranny

Even sugar free this is so much better than the bottled sweet and sour mix! Made mine with fresh Meyer's lemons off my Mom's tree.

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