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Cranberry Raspberry Vinegar

Make your own Cranberry Raspberry Vinegar

This is almost not even a recipe it’s so simple, but it makes such a beautiful color and flavor of vinegar that you would probably have to pay ginormous amounts of money for it … if you could even ever find such a beautiful vinegar at a store.

Making it is so so so much simpler and so much more impressive. You can use this same method to make almost any fruit or herb-flavored vinegar that you want.

Take some fresh cranberries. Cut them in half. Put them in a quart jar. Add some fresh or frozen raspberries (whatever you have). I used more cranberries and just a few raspberries, but if you want more raspberry flavor, use more raspberries. Fill the jar most of the way (like 90% full) with the berries.

Pour in plain white vinegar so that it completely covers the fruit. Let sit in a dark place for a week or so, shaking gently every couple days to mix up the flavors.

After the resting period, strain the fruit out by pouring into a cheesecloth covered strainer over a bowl and squeezing all the juices out of the fruit.

If you are giving it as a gift, package it up in a pretty bottle and add a ribbon. Or make a fantastic vinaigrette salad dressing. The gourmet cranberry raspberry salad dressing makes a great gift too … recipe coming very soon to a blog near you … ;)

Make your own Cranberry Raspberry Vinegar

This recipe was shared at Midnight Maniac Meatless MondaysTuesday Talent Show, and Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

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6 responses

  1. gorgeous!

    December 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

  2. Aah, I still have a lot of bottles left over from when I made Cherry Brandy – looks like a perfect use for them! Love the deep red colour of the vinegar – best it tastes amazing on a salad!

    December 19, 2011 at 3:45 am

  3. Oh, it looks lovely! Tart and pretty!

    December 19, 2011 at 6:25 am

  4. Pingback: Pomegranate Walnut Salad with Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  5. How long does the Vinegar last in terms of “best by date”?
    Tah!

    April 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • Ann

      I was going to say “I think pretty much forever” but I decided I needed a better (more official) answer so I did a search and found this on the Heinz All Natural Vinegar site: “How long does vinegar stay fresh?
      If you handle vinegar properly, it is quite shelf stable. The shelf life can vary, however, depending on the type, container, packing method, storage and transportation. White distilled vinegars remain virtually unchanged for an almost indefinite period. Other vinegars may change over time, with respect to color and clarity. But the change is generally in appearance only, not taste.”
      Reference: http://www.heinzvinegar.com/faq.aspx#FAQ3

      April 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

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