I love vinegars and oils, I feel like they add such an amazing dimension to your recipes. Flavored vinegars are fantastic for making homemade vinaigrette dressings, but they are really pricey in the store or markets. Ranging anywhere from $9-$12 for an 8.5 fl ounce bottle to 12 fl ounce bottle. These are really so easy to make and inexpensive, PLUS, what an awesome gift! End of the year is approaching and with three girls, I always was looking for fun and reasonable gifts to say “thank you”. Hosting a bridal shower? Need a hostess gift? These fit the bill. I happened to get my swing top bottle at IKEA (and I cannot believe I only bought one, ugh) for about $2.00. If you have an IKEA close by you can grab a bunch or head to this link and buy them from Amazon for about $2.66 a bottle.
The best part of this recipe is you can alter it to fit what you want. Use fresh thyme or tarragon, red wine vinegar, leave the garlic out. The options are endless so use your imagination with this.
- 1 glass swing top bottle
- a few sprigs of fresh rosemary (or any other fresh herb
- 4 peeled garlic cloves
- white wine vinegar (red wine vinegar could be substitied)
- Place all of the ingredients in the jar and let sit in a cool and dark place (just as long as it is not in the direct sunlight, a pantry would be a good place). Let sit for 3 weeks for all of the flavors to meld together. Use the flaovored vinegar for salad dressings or marinades.
- Add a tag or label with the date so that you know how long to wait till it is ready to use. Add a pretty tag and you have a great gift, make a whole bunch and keep on hand, then you always have soemthing to bring when you get asked to a friends house or need a quick gift.
Hope you enjoy making these and giving them out!