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How to Make a Balsamic Cocktail

The family of sour cocktails are some of our favorites and they follow a very simple formula. Margaritas, Whiskey Sours, Daiquiris and Sidecars all have something in coming. They are made of a ratio of 1 part sweet: 1 part sour: 2 parts spirit. The sweet and sour parts of the ratio can slide up and down depending on tastes and the ingredients you are using, but this general formula is a home bartenders best friend!

We Olive Balsamic Vinegars, both white and dark, are balanced in sweetness and acidity making them the perfect addition to a classic sour cocktail. Simply use our adapted ration of 1.5 – 2 parts balsamic vinegar: 2 parts spirits and a modern twist on a classic sour is born.

Simply add the desired ratio of balsamic vinegar and the spirit of your choice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake will. Strain into a glass and serve neat or over ice. Check out our favorite combinations along with some fun upgrades and garnishes for a modern cocktail party!

Download a PDF of the cocktail guide here.

D’Anjou Pear White Balsamic Vinegar + Brandy

Try this – top the cocktail with hard cider and garnish with a cinnamon stick

Pomegranate White Balsamic Vinegar + Vodka

Try adding – a splash of pomegranate juice and orange liqueur to the shaker and garnish with an lemon twist

Peach White Balsamic Vinegar + Bourbon

Try this – Mix with Iced Tea and garnish with fresh basil

Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar + Tequila

Try this – add a splash of orange liqueur and a squeeze of lime juice to the shaker and garnish with a lime wedge

Strawberry White Balsamic + Gin

Try this – Top with tonic and garnish with a lime wedge

Aged Balsamic Vinegar + Whiskey

Try this – top with ginger beer and garnish fresh mint

Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar + Spiced Rum

Try this – add a splash of apple cider to the shaker and garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick

Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar + Gin

Try this – top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge

Fig Balsamic Vinegar + Whiskey

Try this – add a splash of fresh orange juice to the shaker and garnish with an orange twist

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