Drinks

Lemon - Cucumber - Grapefruit White Balsamic Drink

Ingredients
2 cups of Grapefruit White Balsamic (or your choice of white balsamic)
1 medium cucumber thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1/2 lemon thinly sliced
8 cups seltzer water or sparkling water (without sodium added)

Directions
In a one liter mason jar or container add the sliced cucumber and lemon. Pour the grapefruit balsamic over the cucumber and lemon and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to four hours. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to two months.

To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of shrub (depending on your preference for sweetness) for 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water. Serve over ice if desired. 

Makes between 16-32 servings depending on amount added to water or cocktails. 

Amazing Sparkling Waters with Fruits and Herbs

Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub

2 cups lemon white balsamic

1 cup fresh blueberries crushed

2” sprig fresh thyme (optional)

8 cups chilled sparkling water

 

Strawberry – Peach or Apricot Balsamic Sparkling Shrub

2 cups Apricot white balsamic

1 cup fresh strawberries coarsely chopped and steeped in

8 cups chilled sparkling water

 

Fresh Kiwi & Mango White Balsamic Sparkling Shrub

2 Cups Mango White Balsamic

1 cup peeled sliced kiwi fruit

8 cups chilled sparkling water

Ingredients
2 cups of your choice of white balsamic
1 cup fruit, herb, berry, or vegetable of your choice
8 cups chilled seltzer water or sparkling water (without sodium added)

Directions
In a one liter mason jar or container add the fresh botanical ingredients. Pour the balsamic over the fruit and allow to "infuse" for at least one hour or up to four hours under refrigeration. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to one month.

To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of infused drinking vinegar (shrub) depending on your preference for sweetness to 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water. Serve over ice if desired. 

Makes between 16-32 servings depending on amount added to water or cocktails.

Raspberry White Balsamic "Mojito"

Bring out this refreshing show stopper for brunch or anytime you want to "wow" your guests.
 
Ingredients
1 small sprig mint
2" long zest of of lime peel
4-6 fresh raspberries
1 fluid ounce Wild Cascadian Raspberry White Balsamic
2 fluid ounces rum
2 fluid ounces club soda

Directions
Muddle mint leaves, lime peel, raspberries, and balsamic together in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add the rum; cover and shake until chilled. Pour entire contents of shaker into a Collins glass and top with club soda.

Serves 1

 

Neapolitan Bloody Mary

A herbal twist in a classic Bloody Mary cocktail! 

Ingredients:
Ground pepper to taste
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 ounce Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 ounce Worcestershire sauce
12 ounces tomato juice
6 oz. Vodka
4 celery stalks with leaves attached

Preparation:
Add ice to 4 glasses. Mix vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, Neapolitan Herb Balsamic, and horseradish (if using) and pour in a glass. Garnish with a celery stalk. 

 

Peach White Balsamic Bellini

This is a supremely tasty beverage to enjoy with brunch or anytime actually. Peach White Balsamic Bellini 1 Cup Peach White Balsamic 1 pound peeled, sliced ripe peaches or 1 16-ounce bag frozen peaches, defrosted 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other sparkling white wine A spring of mint or fresh raspberries for garnish Serves 4-6
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