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We think there's no better way to celebrate Spring than with a cocktail that exhibits one of the season's greatest fruits: strawberries. But a strawberry daiquiri this is not; this cocktail, appropriately dubbed the strawberry-balsamic crush, combines sweet, tart, and savory flavors thanks to the combination of fresh berries, aged balsamic vinegar, and freshly ground black pepper.

Strawberry-Balsamic Crush

Strawberry-Balsamic Crush

Strawberry-Balsamic Cocktail Recipe


2 ripe strawberries, hulled, plus 1 for garnish
1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces vodka
Black pepper, freshly ground


  1. In a mixing glass, muddle 2 of the strawberries with the vinegar, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Add the vodka, and top with ice. Shake vigorously.
  3. Either strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice or into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Top with a twist of freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with the remaining strawberry.
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