Tip – You can purchase a balsamic reduction like our favorite strawberry reduction or make it yourself. To make is at home add a 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar to a heavy bottomed saucepan, and bring to a low boil. AS SOON as it starts to bubble, reduce the heat as low as you can. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. When the syrup separates while you stir, it’s ready. Let cool 1-2 minutes.