Pomegranate balsamic vinegar might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of “summer refreshment.” But basil? And bourbon? If you can get with us on those two ingredients, then we might be able to bring you around to our unique balsamic vinegar, too.
If you’ve never had our Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar before, you should know that it’s not your standard, run-of-the-mill balsamic vinegar. Instead of using wine, like traditional balsamic, this balsamic vinegar features the rich flavors of aged and concentrated pomegranate. It’s perfectly sweet and tangy. It also happens to be:
So, this cocktail recipe has to be good for you, right?
While we can’t make that claim, we can say with a fair amount of confidence that this cocktail recipe isn’t quite like anything you’ve ever had before. We’ve only published one other cocktail recipe featuring our unique balsamic vinegar in the past, and this one is of a different genre entirely. Before we dive into the recipe, you’ll need to make a simple syrup using Amoretti Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar, which takes just a few minutes.
How to Make the Simple Syrup
Make this simple syrup in advance, as it will need to cool down to room temperature before you add it to your cocktail:
- Add a ¼ cup of water to a ¼ cup of Amoretti Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Let the mixture rise to a boil and then reduce the heat to low, allowing it to gently simmer for a minute. Stir minimally.
- After a minute, remove the mixture from the heat, allow it to cool, and store it in a glass container.
Once your pomegranate balsamic vinegar simple syrup has come down to room temperature, you’re ready to start mixing!
Basil-Balsamic-Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
- Coarse brown sugar
- Crushed ice
- 2 oz bourbon
- ½ oz simple syrup from Amoretti Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
- 3-4 basil leaves
- 2 oz ginger beer
- 1 basil sprig (garnish)
Rim a chilled Old Fashioned glass with coarse brown sugar and fill with crushed ice. Add bourbon and simple syrup to a mixing glass. Muddle basil leaves in the bottom of the mixing glass. Pour into the rimmed Old Fashioned Glass, filled with crushed ice. Top with two ounces of ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of basil.