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  • Cherry Balsamic Soda

    Ingredients

    6 to 8 Portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Cherry syrup, strained from jar of high quality maraschino cherries
      5 oz.
    • Balsamic vinegar of Modena
      5 oz.
    • Vanilla bean, split and scraped
      1 ea.

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Sparkling water, soda water or cola
      as needed
    • Maraschino cherries, to garnish
      as needed

    Method

    1. In a saucepot, add cherry syrup, balsamic vinegar, and the vanilla bean, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes, gently stirring.
    2. Cool the mixture to room temperature and pour into a container for storage, leaving in the vanilla bean to infuse. Chill until ready to use.
    3. Mix the cherry balsamic syrup with soda water for a twist on a cherry soda, or with a cola to make a cherry cola. The syrup is also a delicious ingredient in a cocktail.