Fresh Strawberry Black Pepper-Balsamic Cocktail

Ingredients

1 ½ ounce gin
1 ounce fresh strawberry puree
1 ounce lemon juice
¼ ounce basil syrup*
1/2  ounce Sweet Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar*
Rose sparkling wine
Black Pepper Dried Strawberry (recipe follows)
Directions

Place the gin, strawberry puree, lemon juice, basil syrup and shrub in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain [...]

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Rosemary & Concord Ginger Shortbread with Fairy Dust

Makes 6 dozen cookies

Ingredients
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1  teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
10 tablespoons (1 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons Concord Grape Ginger Jam ( Recipe Follows)
1 large [...]

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Strawberry Cilantro Soda

Ingredients
1 ounce strawberry puree
Seltzer
Sweet Balsamic Vinegar
Directions
Pour strawberry puree into a glass. Top with seltzer and Sweet Balsamic Vinegar.
*Sweet Cilantro Syrup-In a blender blend ½ cup simple syrup, the juice and zest of 2 limes and 1 cup cilantro leaves to form a pesto-like, smooth substance.

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