It may sounds strange for those who live on the other side of the world, but here Christmas means strawberries, cherries and red fruit! For this aperitif I used one punnet of strawberries, washed and cut, 500ml of natural apple juice, and one tsp of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena (ABTM). The real ABTM is only sold in 100ml round bottles, like the one pictured below.
Blend everything well and serve in small glasses. Great aperitif before an 'important' Christmas meal, and suitable for children too!
Here are the first cherries and plums of the season. They make a simple and stylish Xmas decoration for the table (but they don't last long :-)! Yum!)