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Raspberry Cider Vinegar

Posted Jul 28 2008 1:11am

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This is my first time making homemade flavored vinegar of any sort. Before I did online research on how to make homemade flavored vinegar, I imagined complicated steps and procedures. The truth is homemade raspberry cider vinegar is easy and fun to make. All you need is a few things and a little time. You’ll need the following:

    - a high quality apple cider vinegar – such as Braggs raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar

    - fresh, organic red ripe raspberries

    - a clean glass container with lid - I use glass jars I recycled from store bough products

    - three to five days to allow the raspberry flavor to infuse with the vinegar. The longer you allow the raspberries to instill into the vinegar, the more flavorful the vinegar.

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The end result makes naturally flavored vinegar that is high quality and untainted - without any unwanted additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors.

Raspberry Cider Vinegar

Instead of using store bought flavored dressing use this vinegar to made a wonderful salad dressing mixed with olive oil, or even flaxseed oil. Use it to marinate vegetables or as an ingredient to make chutney. Other berry options – like blackberries or blueberries – would make a flavorful fruity vinegar.

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 1/3 cups apple cider vinegar, more if needed

In a clean jar, loosely pack fresh raspberries that have been gently rinsed in cold water. Pour apple cider vinegar over the fruit until the fruit is completely covered with vinegar. Put the lid on tight and set on aside (on the kitchen counter or in the kitchen cabinet) for three to five days.

After three to five days, strain the vinegar through a strainer into a measuring cup. Reserve the raspberries for another use*.

Pour the raspberry vinegar into an oil and vinegar bottle or glass jar. Store as you would any vinegar at room temperature.

Yields 1 – 1 ¼ cups

* The reserved vinegar soaked raspberries are delicious in a salad. Store these raspberries in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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