Talk:Sour mix

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Can we assume a cup to be about 250 ml? Jimp 4Dec05

Closer to 235 mL. JesseRafe 03:12, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Under US Federal Law (seriously) a cup is 240mL --JD79 20:13, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
An Australian Standard Cup is exactly 250ml. (talk) 01:02, 4 March 2011 (UTC)


How much does this yield? I'd assume 4 cups, but I don't know if the sugar would make it more or less. Also, does anyone know about how many lemons it would take to make 2 cups of fresh juice? Thanks, JesseRafe 03:14, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Depends on the size of the lemons, the variety, even the time of year. Average lemons, you'd need 8 or more. 09:38, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Sweet 'n Sour[edit]

Is Sweet 'n Sour the same thing as Sour Mix? If so, we need a redirect page from Sweet 'n Sour (and probably a disambiguation page with Sweet and Sour the meat sauce). BeboGuitar 18:20, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, it is. Sour Mix seems to be the traditional name, Sweet and Sour is more recent, but the ingredients are the same on the samples I checked. Would be nice to find a source to confirm. Agreed a redirect is in order. Rees11 (talk) 16:17, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Sours in Japan are a huge thing, I think there needs to be a section on them. Over there it is basically cheep vodka like spirit with a mixer. But is the main choice in karaoke/izakaya, and the cheapest. I've added the Japanese page to the language links, but need someone with a bit more knowledge to actually write it.

--Stripy42 (talk) 18:12, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Substituting Sprite?[edit]

I recently had the occasion to visit the bar-scene in Iowa City (such as it is), and I noticed a common practice there was to replace Sour Mix with Sprite or equivalent. Thus any drink requiring it, Whisky Sour, Vodka Sour, Amaretto Sour, etc., came out carbonated. The flavor is otherwise approximately the same, other than the fizz. I have no idea how widespread this practice is, as I'm not from Iowa, and have never spent much time in the midwest in general. I don't know if it's just a regional thing, but I've never seen it done anywhere else, and it happened in several different places there. It seems like something done only in the lower-end bars - cheap as Sour Mix may be, Sprite is probably cheaper. More upscale places seemed to do it properly. Has anyone else ever seen this? If so - does it deserve a mention in the article? Lurlock (talk) 06:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

mention as a disgusting abomination perhaps... (talk) 03:00, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I didn't say I preferred it that way, just that it happened to me several times at different locations (though all in the same general area), and I was curious how widespread a phenomenon it was. Lurlock (talk) 19:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Question for Poms or Ozzies who've had it[edit]

Does this stuff taste pretty much like lemon squash? might be an idea to answer on my talk page Greglocock (talk) 07:44, 3 December 2009 (UTC)