• Stephanie Paris

Strawberry Rosé Vinegar & Fresh Mint Mocktail


As we approach the peak of summer, drinks like this one are becoming a more frequent occurrence at my house. This light and refreshing mocktail features bright seasonal flavors, and is perfect for hot summer days!


I have kids so I am generally making things for multiple people, however I can imagine that many of you may just want to make one drink, so I’ve provided two recipes with adjusted ratios.


You’ll notice there is a range for the number of strawberries I recommend, and that is because the size of strawberries can vary greatly from one variety to another. Ultimately, use your own judgement and preference for how many strawberry bits you want floating around in your drink!


Speaking of bits floating in your drink, I actually prefer little bits of mint leaves because I like to chew on them when they make their way into my mouth. While muddling whole mint leaves does a good job to extract the flavor, you often end up with smashed but mostly whole leaves that are less inviting to consume. If you don’t like the little mint bits, then muddle the leaves whole, instead of the processed and chopped versions below. Alternatively, you could go entirely the other way if making a big batch and blend the mint and strawberries so that no bits remain. The possibilities are endless!


This drink was inspired by the Strawberry Rosé Live Vinegar from @acidleague, and the fresh local ingredients hanging out in my kitchen: basil and seascape strawberries from @gatheringtogetherfarm and local Portland honey from @mickelberrygardens.

Strawberry Rosé Vinegar & Fresh Mint Mocktail


4 servings using a food processor


Ingredients


8 - 12 Strawberries

2 tsp fresh mint leaves

1 TB local honey

½ cup Acid League brand Strawberry Rosé Vinegar

4 cups ice cubes

32 oz sparkling spring water, chilled (Mountain Valley brand recommended)

Optional: 4 strawberries and 4 fresh mint sprigs for garnish




Instructions


1. Add strawberries and mint leaves to a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.

2. Transfer to a small bowl, add honey and vinegar, and stir to combine. Let sit for about five minutes, then stir again.

3. Divide mixture between four collins or pint glasses.

4. Add 1 cup of ice to each glass.

5. Pour 8 ounces of chilled sparkling spring water into each glass.

6. Garnish each glass with a strawberry and mint leaves.

7. Consume with delight!

1 serving using a muddler


Pro tip: use kitchen shears to cut up the strawberries and mint leaves directly into the glass!


Ingredients


2 - 3 strawberries, roughly chopped

½ tsp fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

¾ tsp honey

2 TB Acid League brand Strawberry Rosé Vinegar

1 cup ice cubes

8 oz sparkling spring water, chilled (Mountain Valley)

Optional: 1 strawberry and 1 fresh mint sprig for garnish


Directions


1. Add strawberries and mint leaves to a collins or pint glass and smash with a muddler or wooden spoon.

2. Add honey and vinegar to the glass and stir to combine. Let sit for about five minutes, then stir again.

3. Add 1 cup of ice to the glass.

4. Pour 8 ounces of chilled sparkling spring water into the glass.

5. Garnish with strawberry and mint leaves.

6. Consume with delight!


Check out my @primalpraxis Instagram page for a short video featuring this drink!