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  • Writer's pictureTracey Sinibaldi

How To Make Flavored Vinegars

From salad dressings to cooking vegetables to marinating meats, flavored vinegar can be used for so many things in the kitchen. Generally speaking, vinegar is easy to make and they tend to have a long shelf-life.

Step By Step

  1. Choose your vinegar type

  2. Choose a neutral vinegar or vinegar that has a complementary flavor to the aromatics you are using.

  3. Pick your vinegar

  4. Distilled white vinegar

  5. Unseasoned rice vinegar

  6. Apple cider vinegar

  7. Red or white wine vinegar

  8. Champagne vinegar

  9. Balsamic vinegar

  10. White balsamic vinegar

  11. Sherry vinegar

  12. Pick your fresh herbs

  13. Basil

  14. Rosemary

  15. Thyme

  16. Tarragon

  17. Lavender

  18. Sage

  19. Dill Mint

  20. Pick your fruit

  21. Stone fruit wedges (peaches, plums, apricots)

  22. Pineapple slices

  23. Citrus slices (grapefruit, orange, blood orange, lime, lemon)

  24. Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)

  25. Pick your aromatics

  26. Garlic

  27. Shallots

  28. Scallions

  29. Leeks

  30. Dried chilies

  31. Citrus rind

  32. Ginger

  33. Coriander

  34. Fennel seed

Once you've sorted everything out, add your flavor components to clean containers. Then, use a funnel to pour the vinegar into the containers. Make sure it covers the herbs, fruits, vegetables, and spices. Allow this to sit for at least 24 hours.

After 24 hours, cover the container with cheesecloth, and strain the vinegar through the cloth into another empty container. This ensures that no food particles are left in the final product.

Refrigerate and enjoy!

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