Strawberry Balsamic Gibson By The Roosevelt Room in Austin

by Alex Cogen
Strawberry Balsamic Gibson By The Roosevelt Room in Austin - Texas Hill Country Olive Co.

The Roosevelt Room is an Austin staple for high-quality craft cocktails. With it's moody ambiance and top-shelf products, they're one of our personal go-tos for a night on the town.

So we were beyond excited to hear that the Roosevelt Room bartender, Lan Tolleson, use our Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar in one of his summer cocktails!

The Re-fraised Gibson features our balsamic in a pickled strawberry brine, and we can't wait to share this delicious recipe with you.

It's the perfect craft cocktail for summer, and Lan recommends serving it alongside shortbread cookies and pickled strawberries.

Strawberry Balsamic Gibson By The Roosevelt Room in Austin

Re-Fraised Gibson Ingredients

Drink Ingredients*:

  • 1 1/4 oz Barr Hill Gin
  • 1/4 oz Barr Hill Tomcat Gin
  • 3/4 oz Lo-fi Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Lustau Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1 tsp Cocchi Americano Rosa
  • 1/2 oz Pickled Strawberry Brine
  • 1 Dash Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters

*yields one cocktail

Strawberry Brine Ingredients*:

  • 17 oz Texas Hill Country Olive Co Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 17 oz Champagne Vinegar
  • 8.5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/3 tbs Salt
  • 1 tsp White Peppercorn
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard Seed
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seed
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • 6 cups Strawberries

*for a large batch of brine


  1. For strawberry brine, combine Vinegar, Vermouth, and Spices in a pot and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. 
  2. Once boiling, turn off the heat and let the brine cool.
  3. Once cool, combine the brine and strawberries in a sealable container. 
  4. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir for 15 seconds.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon zest. 

Visit The Roosevelt Room in Austin

The Roosevelt Room in Austin is the perfect setting for any special occasion. Located in the heart of downtown Austin's vibrant warehouse district, this stylish establishment offers a unique and inviting atmosphere and boasts paintings of famed Roosevelt presidents Theodore Roosevelt and FDR.

The Roosevelt Room boasts a full bar that is well-stocked with a wide variety of spirits, making it a haven for cocktail enthusiasts. Their knowledgeable bar staff is passionate about mixology and takes pride in crafting the perfect drink. Whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or a fan of signature cocktails, the Roosevelt Room has something to delight your palate.

With its seated cocktail experience, guests can relax and savor their libations while enjoying attentive bar service. They also offer happy hour, table service, as well as an extensive wine list. It's no wonder that the Roosevelt Room has become a popular destination for those seeking an unforgettable night out in Austin.

Besides being a great spot for a night on the town, Roosevelt Room is also an event space and full service venue! So if you're looking to book a private event in downtown Austin, definitely check out Roosevelt Room.

Try Texas Hill Country Olive Co. Balsamic Vinegars

Want to experience the deliciousness of Texas Balsamic Vinegars yourself? Stop by and visit us in Dripping Springs, Texas (just outside of Austin) and enjoy a tour and tasting. You'll get to sample not only our balsamic vinegars, but some of our award-winning Extra Virgin and infused olive oils as well!

Want to try our THCOC products, but can't make it out to the Hill Country any time soon? We ship the best Texas olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the lower 48 states!

Now, let's get to making this Re-Fraised Gibson - click and download the recipe below!

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