Traditional Sangria Recipe

Ingredients: 1 bottle fruity, dry red wine ½ cup brandy 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 or 2 lemons, sliced thinly 1 orange, quartered Additional apples, oranges or lemons can be added as desired. Stir well & pour over ice cubes in chilled terra cotta glasses Enjoy!

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Sweet Afternoon Spritzer

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 oz—1 oz  Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar San Pellegrino, chilled ice Lemon slice for garnish PREPARATION: In a chilled 6-8 oz glass, add ice and sparking water. Add 1⁄2 – 1 oz of Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar, stir. Float a very thin slice of lemon for garnish.  Servings: 1 *** Variation: Try Peach Balsamic Vinegar. […]

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Sunset on the Beach

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 oz Grey Goose Vodka  1 1/2 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 oz Ocean Spray Cran-Pomegranate juice 1/2 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 tsp. Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar wedges of lime for garnish PREPARATION:  Place all ingredients in a shaker filled halfway with ice. Give it a good shake. Pour into […]

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Boa 405 (Mocktail)

From Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica, CA Ingredients:                                                Servings: 1 1 ounce sparkling water 3 fresh strawberries, halved 1 1/2 ounces fresh sour lemons 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 dash Traditional Balsamic Vinegar freshly cracked black pepper Preparation: In a glass, muddle strawberries and simple syrup.  Add water, fresh lemon sour, and   balsamic […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Crush

Ingredients:                                             Servings: 1 2 ripe strawberries, hulled, plus 1 for garnish 1 tsp. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 oz.  fresh lime juice 1 oz. simple syrup (*see note) 1 1/2 oz. vodka Freshly ground black pepper *Simple Syrup Ingredients: 1 c. water 1 c. granulated sugar Preparation:  In a mixing glass, muddle 2 of […]

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Balsamic Bloody Mary

Ingredients: 24 oz  vegetable cocktail 1 tsp. celery seed 1 Tbs. freshly ground black pepper 1 lime, juiced, plus 1 lime, cut into wedges 1 lemon, juiced 2 Tbs. freshly grated horseradish, plus 1 Tbs. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Hot pepper sauce 8 ounces vodka 4 celery stalks, with leaves 4 tsp. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar […]

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Pineapple Gingertini

Ingredients: 3 oz fresh pineapple juice or pureed pineapple 2 oz Grey Goose Vodka 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 oz  orange juice, freshly squeezed 1⁄2 oz simple syrup (see note*) 1 1⁄4 tsp.  Honey-Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 1 chilled martini glasses Skewered pineapple chunk, wedge of lime and crystallized ginger for garnish Simple Syrup Ingredients: 1 […]

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Afternoon Pick Me Up

Ingredients: 1 c. vegetable juice cocktail 2-3 dashes hot sauce, to taste (V8- regular or low sodium) ice, optional 1 Tbs. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a portable jug. Add ice if desired. Keep in cooler or fridge. Shake or stir before serving. Servings: 1 **An original Carter & Cavero recipe adaptation from Food.com

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Peach White Balsamic Bellini

Ingredients: • 1 c. Peach White Balsamic Vinegar • 1 bottle chilled Proseco or other sparkling white wine • a sprig of mint or fresh • raspberries for garnish • 1 lb. sliced, ripe peaches or 1 lb. bag frozen peaches Preparation: Pour Proseco/ Sparkling White Wine into pitcher; Add balsamic; Add Peaches, Stir thoroughly; Pourinto […]

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Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Sangria

Ingredients: • 1 c. water • 1 c. sugar • 4 star anise pods • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns • 1/2 tsp. whole cloves • Two 3″ cinnamon sticks • 1″ slice of fresh ginger • 1 c. Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar • 1 c. fresh apple cider • 1/2 c. dark rum • 1/4 […]

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