This Italian Mocktail is ever so slightly sweet from the fresh strawberries and herbaceous from the fresh basil. The balsamic vinegar gives this drink a hint of sourness. The sparkling water and ice make this healthy, low-calorie mocktail refreshing. This Italian Mocktail is an elevated version of the "Healthy Coke" that went viral on TikTok in the summer of 2022. This sugar-free mocktail is perfect for date night, girls' night, or any time you want an adult beverage sans the alcohol.
- 2 fresh strawberries
- 2 fresh basil leaves
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
- 8 ounces of plain sparkling water
This first step is totally optional. If you want to be fancy about it, thinly slice a few strawberries or fresh basil and add them to an ice cube tray. Fill it with water and let it freeze.
Main steps to make this mocktail
Take a fresh strawberry and one to two fresh basil leaves and place them in the bottom of a 12-ounce glass. Carefully muddle the fresh strawberry and basil until mashed.
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to the glass.
Add ice—regular or the optional fancy cubes you made—and carefully pour sparkling water over the ice.
Stir and enjoy!
EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
- Glass (12-ounce)
- Measuring spoon
- Measuring cup
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Hand Mix
- Cuisine: American
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