This master recipe for flavored vinegar is adapted from The Cook's Bible:
Master Recipe for Flavored Vinegar
Some of the flavoring ingredients can be combined, such as the jalapeño peppers, the garlic, and the black pepper.
Flavorings (choose 1 or more):
- 1 cup raspberries OR
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed, OR
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed, OR
- 1 cup fresh herbs OR
- 2 jalapeño peppers
- 2 cups white wine vinegar
- Bring vinegar to just under a boil and pour over flavoring ingredients. Let steep for 7 days. Strain through cheesecloth and store in a closed container in a cool, dark place.
As with all food handling and storage, be clean. Making herbed vinegar is a great way to use up the last of the bounty from your herb garden. Flavored vinegars also make great gifts.