You are here: Home » Recipes » Balsamic Syrup Balsamic Syrup Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 10 mins Turn balsamic vinegar into a rich sauce that complements either sweet or savory. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Reducing everyday balsamic vinegar with a little sugar and some spices transforms it into a rich, luxurious syrup with all the flavor of expensive aged balsamic vinegar. Serve on everything from salad greens and pasta to ice cream and berries. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 star anise2 sticks cinnamon Instructions Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Simmer until reduced by one-third. Let cool. Makes about 1 cup.