Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar cocktail recipes

On its face, balsamic vinegar seems like an odd ingredient to include in a cocktail app. But it makes a lot of sense, because balsamic vinegar is made with ingredients and processes similar to wines and vermouths, and it brings a beautifully complex, intense flavor to drinks.

Balsamic vinegar starts as grape must (freshly crushed grapes with the skins, stems, and seeds), and is then reduced into a thick syrup called mosto cotto. This syrup is aged in wood barrels, often for over a decade.

Like many other grape products, balsamic vinegar has a Designation of Origin. The real stuff comes only from Modena or Reggio Emilia, and is aged for at least 12 years and as long as 25 years – or more!

Also Known As

  • Aceto balsamico

Cocktails that use Balsamic vinegar

Ajax cocktail with genever, cherry brandy, maraschino, Aperol, balsamic vinegar, orange peel, and nutmeg Ajax Corzo Holly cocktail with tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries, basil, and balsamic vinegar Corzo Holly Heart-Shaped Box cocktail from Death & Co., with strawberry, cognac, St. Germain, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, balsamic vinegar, and Angostura bitters Heart-Shaped Box
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