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.