Pok Pok Drinking VinegarMADE BY POK POK IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Drinking vinegar might seem like a really, really bad idea, but unlike the stuff you use to dress your salad (or clean your floor), this style hearkens back to a traditional American beverage made by preserving fruit in vinegar and sugar.
At the Pok Pok restaurants in Portland and New York City, chef Andy Ricker makes amazing versions with a vaguely tropical bent that he's been kind enough to share with the wider public.
Mix it with seltzer and it's the best raspberry, pineapple or pomegranate soda you've ever tasted. Not too sweet, not too tart, once you've tried it, you'll be as crazy for drinking vinegar as we are.
The concentrate is meant to be diluted, so one bottle goes a long way. An awesome gift for pregnant or otherwise teetotaling friends and loved ones.
Tangy and sweet with a cheery red color. To cocktail-ify, just add vodka.
INGREDIENTS: Natural cane vinegar, cane sugar, red raspberry concentrate, citric acid, salt. Comes in a 16 oz jar.
Lovers of fresh pineapple will adore this incarnation of their favorite island treat, which already has quite a lot of zingy notes and tropical sweetness. The ultimate tiki-drink addition.
INGREDIENTS: Cane sugar, ripe pineapple, natural cane sugar, citric acid, salt. Comes in a 16 oz jar.
The vibrant, wintery, seedy and sweet fruit is perfectly captured in this pucker-y delicious drink. And you don't have to wait until pomegranate season (or risk crimson seed splatter) to enjoy it. Mix with seltzer and pomegranate juice for a totally gorgeous Pom-Bomb.
INGREDIENTS: Cane sugar, natural palm vinegar, pomegranate juice, pomegranate concentrate, citric acid, salt. Comes in a 16 oz jar.