From aging your own booze to carbonating your cocktails, our Mommy Mixologist shares the recipes so trendy that your friends will think you hired a professional bartender. By Kim Haasarud, REDBOOK.
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Balsamic Strawberry Cocktail
0.75 oz simple syrup
2 oz Belvedere vodka
0.25 oz balsamic vinegar (best if aged)
Slice one strawberry and keep one slice for the garnish. Drop the rest in a cocktail shaker. Add the other strawberry to the shaker along with simple syrup and balsamic vinegar and muddle. Add vodka. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with strawberry slice.