Cool off on warm summer days with this refreshing Strawberry Balsamic Spritzer recipe. Fresh strawberries paired with Pompeian balsamic vinegar and topped off with a squeeze of lime juice gives you the perfect drink recipe.
It is heating up here in Utah. That means I am reaching for our favorite refreshing drinks (heeeeello mint limeade) and diving head first into new flavors.
While we adore mint in almost every beverage, I knew it was time to venture out and try something new. After whipping up the most insanely delicious balsamic strawberry dessert, I decided I was going to have to try that flavor profile in a beverage.
Fast forward a few failed attempts and I give you this refreshing:
Strawberry Spritzer Recipe
Ingredients for a fresh strawberry mocktail:
- Simple syrup
- Balsamic vinegar
- Club soda
- Basil leaves
How to make the perfect mocktail:
It’s easy as 1 -2 -3.
- Pick your flavors. We love to pair a sweet fruit with a little citrus. Lemons and limes are always a good choice, but don’t be afraid to mix it up with grapefruit or orange juice!
- Simple syrup is your best friend. Add equal parts water and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool completely. This tiny recipe will be a life savor when you have a drink that is a little too tart or in need of a little sweetening. Add a teaspoon or two just before serving.
- Top things off with chilled club soda. We have also been known to use flavored sparkling waters but good ol’ club soda works with almost any flavor profile.
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- 2 large strawberries, hulled
- 2 lime wedges
- 1 Tbsp simple syrup*
- 1/2 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup club soda
- 2-3 mint or basil leaves (optional)
- Fill a tall glass half full with ice.
- Add your strawberry, lime wedge, and basil if using. Muddle with a spoon until the berry is crushed and the lime juices are mixed into the drink.
- Stir in your simple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
- Add club soda and enjoy.
* For the simple syrup: Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar is fully dissolved.
* Looking for a more adult beverage? Add 1 oz of your favorite vodka to each glass before serving.