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Pineapple & Peach Ginger Tinis

Summer Tini’s


These cocktails are super fun to make, and absolutely terrific tasting. Prefer to go non-alcoholic? Just substitute the alcohol in these recipes with some club soda.


Some of my favorite parts of summer and early fall are those moments sitting on the deck or patio sipping a fruity and delicious drink while catching up with friends. These drinks are a great way to hold on to that relaxing feel of summer through the fall.


Both these cocktails use our Honey Ginger vinegar to add that mild ginger spiciness balancing out the sweetness of the fruit juices. I used vodka in the pineapple version, and rum in the peach version, but feel free to switch out the liquor to your personal favorites.


In these recipes I use fluid ounce and tablespoon measures but if you prefer using a bartender’s handy jigger measurements the easy conversion is 1 jigger = 3 tablespoons


So, BE BRAVE, try these cocktails spiked with healthy vinegars for added flavor and zing and comment or email with your feedback. I KNOW you will enjoy them!!


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Pineapple Honey Ginger – tini




3 oz (6 tablespoons) Vodka or Gin (your favorite brand)

3 oz (6 tablespoons) pineapple juice

1 ½ oz (3 tablespoons) orange juice

1 oz (2 tablespoons) lime juice

1 oz (2 tablespoons) O&V Honey Ginger vinegar*



Wedge of pineapple

Jalapeno slice

Sprig of mint or basil






Rim a martini glass with sugar. Chill in the refrigerator till ready to use.


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add all the ingredients (except garnish ingredients).


Cover and shake well for 15-25 seconds


Strain and serve in the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a jalapeno and basil leaf skewered into a wedge of pineapple







Serves 1

Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes





Peach & Honey Ginger-tini




2 oz (4 tablespoons) Rum (your favorite brand)

3 oz (6 tablespoons) peach nectar

1 oz (2 tablespoons) O&V Peach-Apricot vinegar *

1 oz (2 tablespoons) O&V Honey Ginger vinegar *

2 oz (4 tablespoons) Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale (optional)

Wedge of lime

2-3 sprigs of lemon thyme

Garnish with an additional wedge of lime and sprig of lemon thyme





Chill a martini glass in the refrigerator till ready to use.


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, Crush the lemon thyme leaves with your fingers to release the aromas and flavors and add to the ice. Squeeze the lime wedge into the shaker.


Add the rum, peach nectar, Peach-Apricot vinegar, Honey Ginger vinegar to the shaker. Shake vigorously to mix and strain into the chilled martini glass. Top with the Ginger Beer or Ginger ale (if using) and stir gently


Garnish with an additional lime wedge and sprig of lemon thyme







Serves 1

Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes






* The O&V Honey Ginger vinegar is mildly acidic, slightly sweet and gingery and is perfect in this drink, adding the ginger flavor that balances out the drink.


* The Peach Apricot vinegar and lemon thyme in the Peach-tini creates a sweeter , balanced and refreshing flavor profile.




Categories: Drinks, Brunch, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Cocktails, Mocktails, Vinegar Shrubs, Honey Ginger Vinegar, Lime & Ginger Vinegar, Pineapple, Orange Juice, Summer Entertaining,

Peach Apricot Vinegar, Peach Nectar, Rum, Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemon Thyme,



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