Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Stout Reduction

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Stout Reduction

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 -30 skewers
Author A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 16 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves stems removed
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil optional
  • 20-30 large wooden tooth picks
  • Stout Balsamic Reduction
  • 12 ounces balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz Founder's Brewery Imperial Stout Beer plus 1 additional bottle stout beer
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Bring the balsamic vinegar, stout, & sugar to a low simmer in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir occasionally for 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to 1 cup & syrup-like in consistency. Set aside & allow to cool, until needed.
  • Meanwhile, drink remaining contents of opened stout beer. When finished, recyle your bottle, then open additional bottle of stout beer & savor that flavor.
  • Skewer on each toothpick the prepared tomatoes, mozzarella & basil.
  • -Garnish with olive oil, salt & pepper, to taste, & drizzling of balsamic stout reduction.