Making Strawberry Balsamic Soda with Micah Olson of Phoenix's Bar Crudo (VIDEO)

A beverage that's cold, fruity, and healthy? We're definitely interested. We met up with Micah Olson, bar owner and mixologist at Bar Crudo, to get a preview of his newest summer concoction: Strawberry Balsamic Soda with Basil and Cracked Black Pepper.

See also: Crudo at New Location: Get. In. The. Car. Summer Mixology Classes with Travis Nass at the Last Drop Bar, Starting May 19

Olson showed us how he makes this refreshing vinegar-based summer soda and discussed his inspiration behind the drink. "I usually make a new shrub soda every season," he said, as he explained how vinegar, not usually found in creative drinks, can actually be quite good for you. He specifically enjoys this strawberry shrub soda because it is "not just juice in a glass, it has something that's unique."

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Valerie Hoke
Contact: Valerie Hoke