A centuries-old Caribbean rum punch recipe reads simply, “1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong, and 4 parts weak.” Though that ratio still holds true, we think a bit more specificity might be helpful. For this comforting, aromatic fall punch, we use quality dark rum, crisp apple cider, and our Olive Tree Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar. This is the perfect drink for unwinding in front of a roaring fire at the end of a long day, or for mixing up in a large batch for a casual cocktail party.
Mindy is sharing her pairing of the month with us...basil olive oil and strawberry balsamic. Her favorite way to use it is as the vinaigrette on asparagus prosciutto rolls -- and they are so easy! See full recipe here and be sure to let us know how it is (or if you have a different twist on this delicious dish)!
If you like shrubs — cocktails made with fruit juice, sugar, and vinegar — you’re going to love the drinks we’re mixing up here at the Olive Tree. We’re starting things off with the White Coconut Cooler, a summery sipper made with one of our favorite flavored premium balsamic vinegars, White Coconut. Almost syrupy in texture, this sweet, tart vinegar is the perfect mixer for rum and club soda. Combined, you get the essence of a piña colada without the calories or the brain freeze! Bonus: leave out the rum, and this is a fantastic mocktail.