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Have you ever watched one of those old movies where the main heart-throb walks into his office/den/sunken living room and mixes himself a cocktail and wonder, “What is he making, how does he know what to make, and why don’t I have a sunken living room?”
Through the years we have been slowly and steadily stocking the liquor cabinet with bar essentials, gadgets, and whatnots. It is just a matter of time before that moment will come when someone will drop by to visit and I will be able to make him or her their signature drink. I would invent it on the fly! Imagine how special they will feel!
Slowly. Surely. Practice makes perfect and I’ve been on a cocktail kick lately so that magical day is bound to come soon. I blame it on the fireplace. It really knows how to set the mood.
Tonight I wanted to create something a little special. Not a mixed drink. I wanted something with a little kick and also was super refreshing. Usually, that means a squirt of lime or something bitter or citrusy. I rolled up my imaginary sleeves, perused my cabinets, and shuffled around in my whatnot box. Paper straws! Club soda! Simple Syrup! Balsamic vinegar!
Balsamic vinegar? In a mocktail, cocktail-wanna-be?
Yes! Balsamic vinegar is the perfect bar compliment. Think about all the drinks that are out there with bitters added. Think about the purpose of lime and citrus in a drink. They add bitterness, right? Bitterness balances out the sweetness. Simple Syrup is the ying to the balsamic yang.
This really is the perfect refreshing mocktail. All the ingredients are probably already in your cupboard. Now all you need is a really cute paper straw.
THE PERFECT REFRESHING MOCKTAIL
Makes one tall 8oz refreshing drink or two double old fashions
8 ounces Club Soda
1 teaspoon Simple Syrup
3 dashes of DeNigris White Eagle Balsamic Vinegar
Fill glass with club soda, simple syrup, and balsamic vinegar.
Add enough crushed ice to fill your glass and stir.
Add a paper straw and sit back and relax. Ahhhh…. Refreshing!
Eat well, my friends.