Balsamic vinegar and ginger refresher in a glass

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar and sugar. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the ginger and remove from the heat. Cover and set aside to steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Refrigerate the syrup until needed.
  2. To serve the refresher, combine about 1/4 of the syrup with 1 cup sparkling water in a glass over ice. Garnish with the thyme before serving.

*The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is the name of an area, a specific place, or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country, used as a description of an agricultural product, which comes from such an area, place, or country, which has a specific quality, goodwill, or other characteristic property, attributable to its geographical origin, at least one of the stages of production, processing, or preparation takes place in the area. The European Union (EU) will only give a product PGI status if they decide it has a reputation, characteristics, or qualities that are a result of the area you want to associate with. It is the PGI logo that guarantees the consumer about the authenticity of the product they are buying.

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Ginger Refresher

Balsamic vinegar and ginger refresher in a glass
Makes 4 servings *The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is the name of an area, a specific place, or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country, used as a description of an agricultural product, which comes from such an area, place, or country, which has a specific quality, goodwill, or other characteristic property, attributable to its geographical origin, at least one of the stages of production, processing, or preparation takes place in the area. The European Union (EU) will only give a product PGI status if they decide it has a reputation, characteristics, or qualities that are a result of the area you want to associate with. It is the PGI logo that guarantees the consumer about the authenticity of the product they are buying.

Logo for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar and sugar. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the ginger and remove from the heat. Cover and set aside to steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Refrigerate the syrup until needed.
  2. To serve the refresher, combine about 1/4 of the syrup with 1 cup sparkling water in a glass over ice. Garnish with the thyme before serving.

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