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
Choose your vinegar type
Choose a neutral vinegar or vinegar that has a complementary flavor to the aromatics you are using.
Pick your vinegar
Distilled white vinegar
Unseasoned rice vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
Red or white wine vinegar
White balsamic vinegar
Pick your fresh herbs
Pick your fruit
Stone fruit wedges (peaches, plums, apricots)
Citrus slices (grapefruit, orange, blood orange, lime, lemon)
Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
Pick your aromatics
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!