Monin Syrup 1L Sweet & Sour (Lemon Sour Mix)

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Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup 
Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.

The bottles come in a 1l plastic size, and a 70cl glass variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.


Its a staple in bars across the world. Known also as a sour mix, sweet and sour is a concoction thats a fantastic enhancer for a large number of cocktails. Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup features everything expected from the mixer. Flavoured with Sicilian lemons, sugar and a hint of lime, the syrup is a perfect timesaver. Forget about having to make a sweet and sour mix by hand. With a drop of this Monin product, you can instantly bring life to margaritas, iced teas, daiquiris and more.   

The History 

When it comes to sugar and citrus, this combination of ingredients has been present in cocktails from the very beginning. This is due to their use in punch, which is believed to be one of the very first cocktails ever created. Punch was exported from India to England during the early 17th century, and the drink was soon introduced to other parts of Europe. 

It was during the creation of sours that the usage of sugar and citrus became more prominent. Sours are essentially a scaled down version of punch, which allows the aforementioned ingredients to shine. With its simple mix of citrus, sugar, water and a base spirit, the sours creation is often accredited to the British Navy. 

If they didnt invent it, the British Navy are certainly responsible for the popularisation of the sour. During a stopover in the Caribbean, the British Navy stocked up on one readily available drink: rum. Not only was there plenty of rum to go around, it also had a significant advantage over beer the other alcoholic beverage of choice for the navy. What was that advantage? Well beer didnt have a particularly long shelf life, and this was troublesome during long voyages. Rum didnt have that problem, so it quickly acquired its position as the British Navys liquid liberation. 

But the sailors had another problem on their hands in the form of malnutrition and scurvy. To help combat these health issues, the British Navys rum ration was laced with lime juice. The resulting drink, something of a daiquiri-type mixture, would receive the name Grog. This resulted from a saying that mentioned someone would get groggy from drinking too much of lime-infused rum. 

The sour would gain prominence during the middle of the 1800s. The beverage was first mentioned in 1856, part of a 107-strong list of mixed drinks available at a saloon in Toronto, Canada. It took a further six years, in 1862, for the sour to receive its first known written recipe. Appearing in The Bartenders Guide, three sour varieties rum, gin and brandy were listed. Less than a decade later, and the well-known Whiskey Sour was being consumed across the United States. 

As of today, the simplicity of the sour means it is used in a countless amount of cocktail recipes. Take away the alcoholic element, and you have the sweet and sour mix. Pre-made versions of the mix such as Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup are especially popular in bars, where they are used to provide an added element to drinks. 

Recipe Idea

Margarita Cupcakes 

Light, boozy and naughty these cupcakes bring a different twist to a classic margarita cocktail. Along with supplying a kick of tequila, the cupcakes are finished with a super sweet, citrus-infused whipped cream.  

What you will need: 

  • Butter (115g)
  • Granulated sugar (320g)
  • Two eggs, beaten
  • Plain flour (190g)
  • Baking powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Two limes, for zesting 
  • Milk (3 tbsp)
  • Tequila (4 tbsp)
  • Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup (70ml)
  • Fresh cream (240ml)
  • Whipped cream dispenser
  • Cream chargers

- Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/160C. Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases. 

- In a medium bowl, sift the flour, add the baking powder and salt, and mix. Set aside for now. 

- Using an electric mixer, beat 200g granulated sugar and butter together in a large bowl. Continue until the mixture is fluffy and airy. Add an egg, mix well, and continue the process for the next egg. Now place the flour mixture, lime zest and milk into the mixture. Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.  

- Place the mixture into the cupcake cases. Fill each case until theyre approximately two-thirds full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, allowing the cakes to rise well. Remove from the oven when done.  

- For the tequila glaze, place 120g granulated sugar, tequila and a 10ml splash of Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup into a small saucepan. Keep over a medium heat and constantly whisk until the sugar dissolves. Use a toothpick to poke multiple holes into the cupcakes, drizzle the glaze over, and allow to cool. 

- Place the fresh cream and remaining Monin Sweet and Sour Syrup into a whipped cream dispenser. Attach a cream charger, then shake the dispenser to produce a light, flavour infused whipped cream. Squirt the cream on top of your cupcakes before serving.

Additional Product Information
Brand: Monin


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Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Concentrated Lime and Lemon Juice, Natural Lemon-Lime flavouring with other flavourings, Emulsifiers Xanthan Gum, Acacia Gum, E445, Preservative E202. Lime Juice 7%

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