Cocktails, Mocktails, Iced Teas, and Fruity Beers. Here's a fool-proof way to make anything you drink this summer taste like a professional bartender or brewmaster made it. And gorgeous mocktails, too. How? Rich, aged balsamics are THE trending sweet & sour ingredient. In all their fruity and savoury varieties, they're like having an artisanal "shrub" on hand without having to make one. The basic recipe for a classic cocktail is 1 part balsamic to 1 part alcohol. For an iced tea or an Italian soda simply add a teaspoon of balsamic over ice, then your chosen beverage. And to get that sensationally popular sweet & sour punch in your favourite beer, add 1 to 2 teaspoons in your glass before adding beer. We love Apricot and Raspberry! We adore the sweet-savoury taste of Blackberry Ginger. And having Lemon and Lime on hand for almost any drink, is a must.