One of Jacopo Falleni’s past bar managers and himself wanted to create something very unique. Jacopo stepped into the kitchen and started pulling out garlic, rosemary, basil, truffles, and tomatoes; the weirdest things were flying out of the refrigerator. Jacopo started smelling the items while continually looking on the bottle shelves for inspiration but still nothing was coming to him. Until finally, the olive oil and the balsamic vinegar dispensers caught his eye. He then grabbed the strawberries, knowing that the balsamic vinegar & strawberries would be a good pair, while starting to muddle them and throw in some lime wedges and balsamic vinegar. Next, Jacopo reached to grab the vanilla vodka but mistakenly took the vanilla rum instead; he thought to himself, “why not?” When starting to smell his new creation, he could tell it was something unique. That was the first creation of one of his many signature drinks; the Balsamic Martini.
1 ½ oz (6counts) Vanilla Rum
¾ oz (3counts) Simple Syrup
½ oz (2counts) Strawberry Puree
3 Small Strawberries
4 lime wedges
12-15 Dashes of Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1 Spaghetti Squash
Take three strawberries, make sure they are nicely washed and the stem is removed. Place them in the mixing glass and add a lime wedge and the ¾ oz of simple syrup, 12/15 dashes of Balsamic Vinegar and ½ oz of the home made simple syrup and start muddling. The muddling process is done while you are pressing the lime so the unique flavor of the essential oil, contained in the skin, comes out. Add 1 ½ oz and it is time to fill the shaker with ice. Then, pour the mix into the shaker and start shaking! Strain into a balsamic glaze drizzled martini glass.