recipe af pickpocket-soda

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

Pickpocket Soda

Fresh strawberries and a splash of balsamic flavor this summery spritzer.


1 1/2 oz. Pickpocket soda syrup
4-5 oz. soda water
Tools: barspoon
Glass: highball
Garnish: basil sprig


Combine ingredients into an ice-filled glass, stir and garnish.


Pickpocket Syrup
2 lbs. fresh strawberries, puréed
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 cup of fresh basil


Bring strawberry purée, sugar, water and lemon juice and zest to a boil. Reduce to simmer, add basil and vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes, cool to room temperature then filter through a fine-mesh strainer.


Add 1 1/2 oz. of syrup to 4-5 oz. of soda water. Garnish with a basil sprig.


Hillside Farmacy, Austin



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