Last night, I made my first batch of homemade sour mix. And do you know how long it takes to squeeze the juice from 40+ key limes? Forever! That’s how long. (This is why God created sous-chefs.)
Anyway, add to the fresh squeezed sour mix an equal portion of Sauza Tres Generaciones*, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a margarita. (We served ours on the rocks, but I hear you can freeze the sour mix. I’m going to try this and let you know. Also, this stuff was so good, I might try making grown-up popsicles!)
Homemade Sour Mix Recipe:
16 ounces simple syrup (dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water, over low heat. Cool when completely dissolved.)
12 ounces lime juice (requires an entire bag of key limes, about 40. You can also use regular limes or lemons.)
Mix the simply syrup with the lime juice. Store in a sealable container in your refrigerator or freezer.
*We use Sauza because it’s the house favorite, but of course any quality tequila will do the job. If you try this, please let us know what you used and how it turned out. Inquiring minds want to know!