I love to use fruit-flavored vinegars for vinaigrette, glazes for fruit salad, marinades and much more. They only take a small amount of fruit and taste delicious. This year, I decided to learn how to make flavored vinegar on my own. It was very easy to do and are a great way to use fruit from your garden. Of course, you can always buy the fruit from your local farmer’s market or grocery store.
My first batch of fruit vinegar was made from peaches. I am very fortunate that my mother has peach trees and a bountiful harvest that she shares with me.
You will need the following to make Peach Vinegar:
- 1 pound of peeled, diced peaches ( 2 /14 cups diced)
- 2 cups white wine vinegar
- Non-reactive pot (I used my enamel pot)
- Sterilized 1-quart glass jar with lid
- Coffee Filters
- Sterilized jar(s) for finished vinegar
7. Pour the strained peach vinegar into sterilized mason jars. You don’t have to sterilize the vinegar mixture – just the jars.
Peach vinegar will store in a dark place for 2 – 3 months or 6 – 8 months in your refrigerator. But you won’t want to store it….you will want to use it all the time!
Making strawberry vinegar is even easier….
Here is what you need:
1 pint strawberries, diced
2 cups white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
And here’s how to make flavored vinegar using strawberries.
1. Add the diced strawberries, white wine vinegar and sugar into a sterilized jar and cover.
2. Store in a cool, dark place for 2 days.
3. Strain out the strawberries and then pour the strawberry vinegar through coffee filters to filter out any leftover strawberry solids.
4. Pour strawberry vinegar into sterilized mason jars and store in a cool, dark place. I recommend using within 6 months.
It doesn’t get much easier then that, does it? Now that you know how to make flavored vinegar with fruit, use them to enhance your favorite recipes or for great gifts.
Check out the link below to learn how to make raspberry vinegar: Homemade Raspberry Vinegar