Berry Ginger Lime Balsamic  Cooler

May 31, 2011

Author Notes: I felt like a kid with a new chemistry set, mixing and matching flavors to come up with a new soda fountain drink. My pantry is filled with fruit syrups, fruit bitters, and I now have a Soda Stream seltzer maker. I also have a collection of deep, drak fruit enhanced balsamic vinegars, and wanted to add that to the mix. The resulting combo that I liked was Marion berry syrup (typically poured over pancakes), Rhubarb bitters, and Tangerine balsamic vinegar. After mixing these, I felt like it needed a kick from some ginger, so I added some ginger syrup. I loved the deep, dark cocktain that resulted with a little tang from the balsamic vinegar. This one has no spike to it, but I think adding vodka or using sparking wine instead of seltzer would also be intriguging.JoanG

Serves: 1


  • 3 tablespoons fruit syrup (I used Marionberry from Oregon), but lube berry, raspberry or black berry would work well)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger syrup (I used Ginger People’s Organic)
  • 2 teaspoons Tangerine balsamic vinegar(or raspberry balsamic, blackberry balsamic, etc)
  • 3 dashes fruit bitters (I used FeeBrothers Rhubarb but you could use orange, cherry or peach bitters)
  • 1 lime plus one lime wedge for granish
  • 8 ounces sparkling water or seltzer
In This Recipe


  1. Mix syrups, bitters and uice from the lime.
  2. Pour over ice in a big wine glass or tall glass, and add soda water.
  3. Stir, add ice, and garnish with a slice of lime.
  4. Sip and enjoy!

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