I was recently having lunch at one of my favorite San Francisco restaurants – Boulette’s Larder at the Ferry Building when our waiter brought to our table a bottle of Bevanda al Balsamico a cherry flavored Italian drinking apertif. At first try I knew I had to bring a bottle home.

This is the information printed directly on the bottle: This flavorful new Italian aperitif concentrate features a 100% natural blend of balsamic vinegar, Italian apple cider vinegar, and freshly-pressed juice from Italian cherries.

Summer Cherry Balsamico Cocktail

2 ounces Bombay Sapphire Gin

1 tablespoon Bevanda al Balsamico Cherry

Sparkling water


Squeeze of lemon
Combine all ingredients together and enjoy.