Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Paloma


Ingredients for ​Roasted Strawberry Simple Syrup:
1.5 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 TBSP sugar
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Ingredients for cocktail:
2 oz Roasted Strawberry Simple Syrup (recipe below) 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1.5 oz silver tequila
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz white balsamic vinegar Club Soda
Grapefruit wedge, for garnishing


Roasted Strawberry Simple Syrup:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Toss sliced strawberries with 1 TBSP sugar, then spread them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
3. Roast strawberries for 10-15 minutes until they are bubbly and beginning to darken
4. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then stir to dissolve the sugar
5. Reduce to a simmer
6. Add roasted strawberries and their juice to the water and sugar mixture
7. Remove pan from heat & let strawberries steep for 30 minutes
8.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer
9. Refrigerate until well chilled

1. In a cocktail shaker combine Roasted strawberry simple syrup, Grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and white balsamic vinegar
2. Add ice
3. Shake well
4. Strain into an ice-filled glass
5. Top with club soda
6. Garnish with a slice of lime.


(Makes one cocktail)