Cool off with these mocktail recipes from Island Olive Oil

Watermelon Cooler (Shrub)

A shrub is also known as a drinking vinegar, which has actually been around for a very long time. It was originally a way of preserving fruit. It’s usually made with apple cider vinegar, fruit and sweetened with sugar and becomes a sweet and sour syrup, but balsamic fruit flavored vinegars from Island Olive Oil are an easy probiotic option without the addition of sugar. A generous splash can be diluted with seltzer water and can be spiked with a spirit so it’s a perfect alcohol-optional beverage.


  • 4oz. seltzer water
  • 1oz. Island Olive Oil Watermelon white balsamic
  • 4oz. ice
  • 2-3 1”cubed watermelon, and little watermelon wedge for garnish
  • 2-3 mint leaves for muddling


Muddle the watermelon and mint in the bottom of a pretty glass.  Add in watermelon white balsamic, seltzer water and ice cubes.  Add watermelon slice for garnish. (Alcohol Optional Version: Deliciously refreshing spiked with vodka.)

Watermelon Cooler by Island Olive Oil

“Arnold Palmer”(Shrub)


  • 4oz. iced tea
  • 1oz. Island Olive Oil Sicilian lemon white balsamic
  • 4oz. ice
  • Lemon slice and mint for garnish


Mix iced tea with white balsamic in pretty glass with ice cubes.  Add lemon slice and mint for garnish. (Alcohol Optional Version: Delicious spiked with bourbon.)

Try mixing this up with Island Olive Oil’s pineapple white balsamic for a plantation iced tea and garnish with fresh pineapple, or the peach white balsamic for a peach tea flavor.  You can also use flavored tea to add the flavor like a mango and black tea, peach and black tea, or lemon verbena for a refreshing twist.

Arnold Palmer by Island Olive Oil

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