Author's Notes: Refreshing, tasty and thirst-quenching. Made with our LeRoux Black Cherry Dark Balsamic, once you try this healthy Strawberry Balsamic Soda recipe, you'll be hooked!

Strawberry Balsamic Soda Print Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1-pint strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon LeRoux Black Cherry Dark Balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • club soda
  • sliced strawberries and basil leaves for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a foil-lined baking sheet combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt. Roast the strawberries for 20 - 25 minutes until the berries are slightly sticky and caramelized.
  3. Puree the strawberries in a blender until smooth with a ½ cup water until smooth. Strain the mixture and discard the solids.
  4. In a small saucepan combine the ½ cup water, ½ cup of sugar and the basil and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Let the syrup cool completely and then strain the syrup through a sieve into a clean container and discard the solids. Add the strawberry puree to the basil simple syrup and stir to combine.
  6. To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons of the strawberry syrup into an 8-ounce glass, top with club soda, and stir.