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Yield: 3 cups of mix. For sweet & sour mix: 2 cups water ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup honey ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes) ½ cup

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Yield: 3 cups of mix. For sweet & sour mix: 2 cups water ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup honey ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes) ½ cup

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Yield: 3 cups of mix. For sweet & sour mix: 2 cups water ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup honey ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes) ½ cup

Yield: 3 cups of mix.

For sweet & sour mix:
2 cups water
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup honey
½ cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes)
½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

In a medium saucepan, simmer water, granulated sugar, and honey over medium heat until sugar and honey are fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Pour sugar water into a large jar or small pitcher. Stir in lemon and lime juice.

Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a week.

For 2 margaritas:
3 ounces tequila
3 ounces sweet & sour mix
1½ ounces triple sec
3 fresh lime wedges
Coarse salt

Sprinkle a small amount of coarse salt on saucer. Rub 1 lime wedge around rim of glasses. Dip or roll the rim of each glass around in the salt just to cover of each rim. Note: May substitute sparkling sugar for salt or combine for a salty-sweet rim.

Fill glasses with crushed ice.

In a small pitcher, combine tequila, sweet & sour mix, and triple sec. Stir and pour over ice filled glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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This story was published on Jun 14, 2022

Lynn Wells

Lynn Wells is a personal chef with more than 20 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry and a degree in Nutrition Management from UNCG.