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  • Pineapple-Lime Rum Cooler

    May 11, 2017

    (makes a single serving)

     

    Ingredients

    6 oz. lemonade
    2 oz. fresh lime juice
    2 tsp. Lucero Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar
    2 oz. coconut rum of your choice (Optional)
    1 cup of ice

    Preparation

     

    Blend all ingredients to desired consisitency and serve

    right away.

     

    Alternate Recipe

    6 oz pineapple juice

    2 oz. fresh lime juice

    2 tsp  Coconut Mango White Balsamic Vinegar

    2 oz coonut rum of your choice

    1 cup ice

     

    Blend all ingredients to desired consisitency and serve

    right away.

     

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  • Refreshing Honey & Ginger Sparkler

    April 20, 2017

     

    Ingredients

     

     Directions

     

    Muddle berries in your favorite drink glass.

    Add a bit of crushed  ice to your taste, the club soda and the

    Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar.

     

    Add the vodka and enjoy.  By the way, we use

     Q Drinks Club Soda and other cocktail mixers for our bar.

    Like Lucero, they're a small American company making

    quality handcrafted products.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Photography by Angie Norwood Browne 

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  • Balsamic Vinegar Cocktail

    November 10, 2016

    Ingredients

    Yields: About 3 glasses

     

    1 1/2  oz. rye whiskey (your choice)

    3/4     oz. fresh lime juice

    1/2     oz.syrup (Ingredients for syrup listed below)

    1        c.water

    1        c. sugar

    1/2     c.  Lucero Red Balsamic Vinegar

     

    Directions

     

    1-  Create the syrup in a small saucepan. Combine water and

    sugar and stir over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.

    Let cool to room temperature.

     

    2-  Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium

    heat, stir and let cool to  room temperature.

     

    Make the Cocktail

     

    3-  Combine Whiskey, lime juice, syrup and 1 tsp of Balsamic

    Vinegar into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until

    chilled.

     

    4-  Strain cocktail into a glass and enjoy!

     

     

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    Recipe inspired by Serious Eats

     

     

     

     

     


  • Raspberry Punch

    August 15, 2016

     

    Ingredients

    24 ounces of ginger ale
    12 ounces of lemon-lime seltzer
    ½  cup Lucero Raspberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    1 cup lime juice 

    ice

    Directions

     

    Pour together ginger ale, lemon-lime seltzer, lime juice and the

    Raspberry Red Balsamic Vinegar into a large pitcher. Stir and

    place in the refrigerator to chill for a few hours. Pour over ice

    and serve with mint leaves, blueberries, sliced peaches or

    nectarines . Try a garnish with rosemary and raspberries!

     

    Beverage by Lucero Kitchen- K. Cook

     

     


  • Independence Day Mocktails

    July 1, 2016

    Mocktails

     

    Berry Burst of July Ingredients

     

    In a large beaker or glass add ½ cup of lemonade

    ¼ cup of raspberry-blackberry sparkling water

    1 tsp. Lucero Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    or Lucero Raspberry Red Balsamic

    garnish with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries

    *Pairs nicely with vodka.

     

    Citrus Mango Vida

    Here's something wonderful to do with lemonade.

    Combine the following ingredients in a large glass:


    ¾ cup pineapple mango sparkling water

    ¼ cup lemonade

    2 t. Lucero Satsuma Mandarin Balsamic

    or Lucero Cocnut Mango White Balsamic Vinegar

    Garnish with kiwi and strawberry slices

    *Pairs nicely with Tequila

     

    Ginger Lime Cooler

    Combine the following in a large glass:

    ½ cup of lemonade

    ½ cup of key lime sparkling water

    2 tsp Lucero Honey & Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar

    Finish with lime and lemon wedges

    *pairs nicely with rum

     

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  • Tequila Balsamic Vinegar Martini

    June 19, 2016

    Mexican martini

     

    Ingredients

    Yields: 1 Cocktail

    1/2 oz simple syrup

    3/4 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed, from 1 lime)

    1/4 tsp Lucero Pineapple White  or

    Lucero Rosato Balsamic

    2 ozs silver tequila

    1 sprig mint

     

    Reduction-Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water

    with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat,

    stirring  constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using.

    Simple syrup  will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator

    for up to 5 days.

     

    To make balsamic syrup, combine 2/3 cup of  your favorite

    Lucero White Balsamic to 2 Tbsp. sugar and bring to a gentle

    simmer , stirring occasionally, until reduced by 1/3. Allow  to cool

    before using. Balsamic syrup can be kept in a sealed  container 

    in the refrigerator indefinitely.

     

    Assemble your cocktail

     

    1-  Combine simple syrup, lime juice, and balsamic syrup in a

    cocktail shaker.

     

    2-  Add tequila to shaker and fill 2/3 full with ice.

     

    3-  Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Pour into a

    serving  glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

     

     

     

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  • Strawberry Balsamic Margaritas

    May 5, 2016

     

     

    Ingredients

     

    2 cups frozen strawberries

    2 tbsp. Lucero Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    ¼ cup water

    4 oz. tequila

    3 oz. triple sec
    2 limes, juiced

    ice, salt, fresh strawberries

     

    Directions

    Strawberry Syrup

     

    1- Combine frozen berries, Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    and water in a small pot over low/medium heat. Bring to a

    simmer and continue to cook on low for about 30 minutes

    until strawberries have broken down and mixture is thick.

     

    2- Remove from the stove, pour into a seal-able container or

    glass jar and  refrigerate until chilled.

     

    Assemble the Margaritas

     

    3-  Add about 1/3 cup of the strawberry syrup to a cocktail

    shaker  (you be the judge according to how sweet you like

    your margaritas).

     

    4-  Follow  with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice. Shake

    margaritas well then pour into two glasses, rimmed with

    salt if you like.

     

    Garnish cocktails with fresh strawberries and serve.

     

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  • Peach Balsamic Sparkler

    April 14, 2016

     

    Ingredients

    8 oz. club soda

    3 Tbsps. Lucero Peach White Balsamic 

    5-8 raspberries

    crushed ice

    1 oz. vodka (optional)

    Directions

     

    in a drinking glass, muddle the raspberries then add crushed

    ice, club soda and Balsamic Vinegar. Add vodka, stir

    and enjoy!

     

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  • Ginger and Spinach Green Smoothie

    January 5, 2016


    Add Olive Oil To Your Smoothies

     

    Add 2 Tbsp Lucero Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil for long

    term energy. Olive oil is an effective addition to help round out

    the nutrition packed inside this smoothie.

     

    1 cup orange juice

    1 cup plain yogurt

    1 cup frozen mango chunks

    1/3 english cucumber, cut into 1-inch chunks

    1 handful fresh baby spinach

    1 to 2 Tbsp fresh minced ginger, to taste

    ice cubes, as needed

     

    Get the entire beverage recipe here!

    Ginger and Spinach Green Smoothie

     

    Taste Notes- Ascolano is Yellow Green Label-Med

    Recipe and Photo thanks to  Lindsay Landis at

    loveandoliveoil.com


  • Lucero Balsamic Cocktails and Mocktails!

    June 19, 2015

    Lucero Balsamic Cocktails!

     

     

    1. Bianco Whiskey Soda

     

    1 T.Lucero Bianco White Balsamic Vinegar

    2 oz whiskey

    Fill highball glass with ice and club soda, enjoy!

     

     

    2.  Lemon Gin And Tonic

     

    1T.Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

    2 ozs gin

    Fill highball glass with ice and serve.

     

     

    3.  Raspberry Rum Sparkler

     

    1T. Lucero Raspberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    2ozs club soda, muckle 3 strawberries

    Shake well with ice and add to sugar rimmed glass.

     

     

    4.  Lemon Grass Lime Press

     

    1 Tbsp.  Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

    2.5 ozs. lemon grass-lime vodka

    Add to tall glass fill with equal parts lemon lime soda and

    club soda.

     

    Make your own flavor infused vodka...

     

    1 750 ml bottle vodka

    2-3 stalks lemongrass

    1 organic lemon, peel only

     

    1-  Peel the dry outer leaves of the lemongrass stalks then chop

    off the bottom and top ends and discard them with the outer

    leaves.

     

    2-  Slice the stalks into inch long pieces and add to infusion jar.

    (If you don't need to strain it because you know you're going

    to use it quickly, you can slice each stalk in half vertically and

    insert straight into the bottle. See note above).

     

    3-  Using a sharp vegetable peeler, peel the skin of the lemon in

    strips, removing as little of the white pith as possible. Add the

    lemon peel to the infusion jar.

     

    4-  Steep infused vodka for at least 24 hours and up to two weeks

    in a cool, dark place (a closet or a liquor cabinet is perfect).

    Strain lemongrass and lemon peel by pouring mixture through

    a fine-mesh sieve and return infused vodka to the bottle.

     

    original recipe here: nerdswithknives.com

     

     

    Mocktails! ( the virgin variety)

     

    5.  Peach Balsamic Sparkler

     

    (makes a single serving)

    8 oz. club soda 3 Tbsp. Lucero Peach Balsamic Vinegar

    couple of raspberries (frozen good for bigger batch

    fresh for small batch) , crushed Ice

     

    Muddle raspberries, then add club soda,

    peach balsamic vinegar, crushed ice and stir.

     

     

    6.  Strawberry-Lime Cooler

     

    (makes a single serving)

    6 oz. lemonade

    2 oz. fresh lime juice

    2 tsp. Lucero Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    2 oz. coconut rum of your choice

    1 cup of ice

    Blend all ingredients and serve right away.

     

     

    7. Strawberry Pomegranate Balsamic Lemonade

     

    (makes a single serving)

    4 oz. lemonade

    4 oz. club soda

    2 Tbsp. Lucero Pomegranate Red Balsamic

    A splash of strawberry puree

    One strawberry

    Mix together lemonade, club soda, strawberry balsamic

    and puree. Garnish with a sprig of mint and strawberry.

     

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  • Lucero Cosmo

    December 30, 2014

     

    Ingredients

     

    ½ shot of Triple Sec

    1 shot of Cherry Vodka

    1 Tbsp of Lucero Cherry Balsamic Vinegar

    1 Splash of Lime Juice

    *1 Splash of Sweet & Sour

     

     

    Directions

     

    Just pour in the order listed of the ingredients and

    enjoy!

     

    Optional

     

    Match any flavored vodka to any

    Lucero Flavored Balsamic Vinegar to create your own Cosmo.

     

    To make sweet and sour mix:

     

    Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water until sugar is completely

    dissolved. Add 1 cup fresh lime juice and 1 cup fresh lemon juice

    and refrigerate.

     

    This can be done over heat by bringing the sugar and water to

    a boil and simmering for about 5 minutes before adding the juices

    and allowing the mix to cool before bottling.

     

    Recipe by Farwood Bar & Grill

     

     


  • Peachy Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar Martini

    June 25, 2013

     

    Ingredients

     

    1.25 oz. pineapple flavored vodka

    .5 oz. Triple Sec

    .5 oz. sweet-n-sour

    .5 oz. pineapple juice

    .5 oz. Lucero Peach White Balsamic Vinegar

    One pineapple wedge

     

     

    Prepare the Martini

     

     

    In a shaker add vodka, triple sec, pineapple juice, and

    sweet-n-sour over ice and shake well.

     

    Strain into a martini glass and add balsamic vinegar.

     

    Garnish with fresh pineapple wedge.

     

     


  • Lucero Balsamic Strawberry Holiday Milkshake

    April 30, 2013

     

     

    Ingredients

     

    4 cups vanilla ice cream

    1/2 cup non-fat milk

    2 cups fresh strawberries

    4 Tbsp. Lucero Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

    or

    4 Tbsp. Lucero Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

     

     

    Directions

     

     

    1-  In a blender mix together vanilla ice cream and milk untill

    smooth,

     

    2-  Pour into two glasses. Half the strawberries and remove the

    stems.

     

    3-  Rinse out blender and add strawberries and Lucero Lemon

    White Balsamic Vinegar untill pureed, pour on top of the ice

    cream  mixture,

     

    Serve in a festive glass and enjoy!

     

     

     


  • Apple Harvest Spirit

    September 23, 2012

     

    Autumn brings deep red and orange colors, cider, pies and APPLES.
    Enjoy the fall harvest  with this refreshing spirit.

     

    Apple Harvest Spirit

    Ingredients

     

    2oz. vodka

    3oz. Lucero Winter Spice Balsamic Vinegar

    3oz. cranberry Juice

    splash of cinnamon liqueur

    slice of apple

    couple of cranberries

     

    Directions

     

    1-  Add the first 3 ingredients to a shaker. Shake vigorously

    and  pour over ice. Add a splash of cinnamon Liqueur.

     

    2-  Garnish with an apple slice and a few cranberries.

     

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  • Pineapple Balsamic Punch

    September 4, 2012

     

    Is there a better way to end your summer, than indulging in our
    Pineapple Punch? It's a tropical vacation in a glass

     

    Ingredients

    Pineapple Balsamic Punch

     

    1.25 oz vodka

    .25 oz coconut rum

    .50 oz Lucero Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar

    .25 oz pineapple juice

    pineapple wedge

     

    Directions

     

    Add vodka, rum, pineapple BV, and orange juice to a shaker

    with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass.

     

    Garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple and enjoy

    this adult punch at your next backyard get together.

     

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  • Lucero Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade

    August 13, 2012

     

     

    You asked for it so here's something new. Lucero's in-house original,
    Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade! It was a huge it at our last
    "Second Saturday at the Mill " event. Try it out and let us know what
    you think!

     

     

    Ingredients

     

    16oz. lemonade

    6 Tbsp. Lucero Strawberry Red Balsamic Vinegar

    2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint

    splash of sparkling water

    Splash of Strawberry Puree

    top with a slice of fresh strawberry

     

    Directions

     

    Mix lemonade with Lucero Strawberry Balsamic and mint.

    Add sparkling water and stir gently. Top with a little strawberry

    puree and a fresh slice of strawberry. Enjoy!

     

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    photo by David Hillock Photography

     

     

     


  • Peach BV Sparklers

    June 19, 2012

     

     

    June, being  the fresh fruit month, we've concocted a light and
    refreshing Peach Balsamic Sparkler.  There's a version for everyone
    in the family!

     

     

    Makes 1 serving: multiply ingredients to make a batch.

     

    Ingredients (without alcohol)

     

    6 oz. club soda

    3 Tbsp. Lucero Peach White Balsamic Vinegar

    couple of fresh raspberries (about 4-6 large berries)

     

    Instructions

     

    1. Muddle raspberries with the peach balsamic.

    2. Strain into a glass.

    3. Add ice and pour club soda over.

    4. Stir gently and enjoy!

     

    With Alcohol

     

    Add 2 shots of your favorite Vodka when muddling raspberries

    & Peach Balsamic.

     

    This is just one of the many ways this beverage can be enjoyed.

    Let us know if you create any other amazing sparklers or spirits

    with our balsamic vinegars.

     

     

     


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