Like cocktail recipes that step outside the box? Of course you do. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog. But how far out of the box are you willing to go? If you’re in the mood for a cocktail recipe that’s especially adventurous, then we’ve got something that might fit the bill.
Our new Pomegranate Strawberry Balsamic Highball takes the recent trend of balsamic-in-drinks to a new level. Using Amoretti Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar, we start by creating a simple syrup. The simple syrup helps cut back on the bite of the pomegranate balsamic vinegar, while preserving its rich, aged flavor.
Next, we combine our unique balsamic vinegar (now made into a simple syrup) with a high-quality vodka, a bit of simple syrup, key lime juice, and fresh strawberries. Though this drink recipe has a lot of ingredients, don’t let the list fool you. It’s incredibly easy to make – even if you don’t consider yourself to be at the “amateur” bartender level! You don’t even need a cocktail shaker to pull this one off.
Before we launch into the recipe, you’ll need to prepare by making the pomegranate balsamic vinegar simple syrup. Make this syrup at least an hour or so ahead of time so that it can cool.
Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar Simple Syrup
- Start by adding a ¼ cup of water to a ¼ cup of Amoretti Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar.
- Bring this mixture to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low, allowing it to gently simmer for a minute.
- Remove the mixture from the heat. Allow it to cool, and store it in a glass container.
Pomegranate Strawberry Balsamic Highball
- 3 oz vodka
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 0.5 oz fresh-squeezed key lime juice
- 0.5 oz Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar Simple Syrup
- 3 strawberries (reserve one)
- Tonic water
Hull two of the strawberries. Slice the third halfway for use as a garnish. Add vodka and the two hulled strawberries to a mixing glass. Muddle intensely! (You won’t overdo it.) Next, add the simple syrup, lime juice, and the balsamic simple syrup to the mixing glass. Mix well. Pour ingredients into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with the third sliced strawberry. Serve with a straw and enjoy!
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