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Black & Copper
© Lucas Allen

Black & Copper


Based on a vodka-strawberry drink, this nonalcoholic mocktail recipe balances the sweet-tart flavors of aged balsamic and strawberries with spicy black pepper.

  1. 4 strawberries, quartered, plus 1 halved strawberry for garnish
  2. 3/4 ounce Black Pepper Syrup
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/4 ounce aged balsamic vinegar
  5. Ice
  6. 1 ounce chilled club soda
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 4 quartered strawberries with the Black Pepper Syrup. Add the lemon juice and vinegar, then fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Fine-strain the drink into a chilled coupe, stir in the club soda and garnish with the halved strawberry.