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Balsamic Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is a classic cold-weather drink that both warms and soothes what ails you. The original version includes lemon which we’ve swapped for balsamic vinegar. It’s important that you use sweeter, syrupy balsamic like We Olive’s or the resulting drink will be very, very tart. We love this with any of our fruity… read more

The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail

The Bacchanalian is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail because it’s quick and easy and tastes very of the season. We modified star bartender Chris Hannah’s recipe to include We Olive’s Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar to give this drink a wintery vibe. Ingredients 1 3/4  ounces Cognac 3/4 ounce fruity red wine, such Merlot 1 ounce We Olive Citrus… read more

Spiced Sangria

This Spiced Sangria is perfect for entertaining and can be adapted with any of your favorite We Olive Balsamic Vinegars. We like a darker balsamic vinegar, like our Aged Balsamic or Mission Fig. If you’d like to use a White Balsamic, like peach, try swapping the apples for peaches and nectarines! Serves 8 1 750… read more

Fall Fig, Prosciutto and Barley Salad

Try this delicious fall salad recipe featuring our Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar. This fall salad recipe comes from Kimberley Kausen of Flavorful California, Cooking Classes for the Home Cook. Serves 8 1 cup pearl barley 6 ounces sliced speck or prosciutto, cut into ½-inch strips ¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar ½ cup finely… read more

Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler

This festive sparkling wine cocktail is the perfect way to kick off a holiday party! This cocktail also works well with cranberry juice and fresh cranberries. Serves `1 Ingredients 1 teaspoon We Olive Mulled Spice Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon pomegranate juice 4 ounces sparkling wine 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds A drizzle of We Olive Blood… read more

10 Minute Cranberry Sauce

This super simple cranberry sauce comes together in ten minutes so there’s no excuse for using the canned stuff! Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 2/3 cup sugar 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 2 tablespoon Mulled Spice Balsamic Vinegar (or Aged Balsamic Vinegar) 2 tablespoon Blood Orange Olive Oil In a medium… read more

Spiced Balsamic Candied Nuts

These balsamic glazed nuts make a fantastic edible gift for your favorite party host! Ingredients: 2 cup raw mixed nuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Mulled Spice Balsamic Vinegar* 1 teaspoon salt Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the nuts, brown sugar, vinegar and salt in a heavy sauce pan. Cook over… read more

Mulled Wine Cocktail

We make a lot of cocktails with balsamic, but we can’t help it, they just work! We came up with this Mulled Spice Cocktail, that has all the things we love about mulled wine, but it’s served chilled and will feed (or water) a crowd. This punchy mixture is also delicious with sparkling wine served… read more

Balsamic Glazed Pork Roast

This Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Roast is super simple and will feed a crowd. The leftover sliced pork make fantastic sandwiches. Serves 10 Ingredients 1 4 lb boneless pork loin roast kitchen twine kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar Preheat the oven to 325… read more

Balsamic Caramel

Adding balsamic vinegar to caramel gives depth and complexity to this delicious sauce. Serve it over this decadent Apple Bread Pudding, on top of vanilla ice cream, or use it as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit. Ingredients1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons water 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons… read more