If you 've ever wanted to make your own, but didn 't have a clue, here 's the perfect recipe. Spend an afternoon and quadruple the recipe and make up a batch for all your friends. A splash of herbed vinegar is great over warm veggies or scrambled eggs.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 cups distilled white vinegar
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
Choose a 16-ounce bottle with a well-fitting lid or cork. Boil it to sterilize, then remove from 'water bath', empty of any water inside, and allow to cool to room temperature.
In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar with 1/3 cup of water and heat until the mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat.
Slip about 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary into the cooled bottle.
Using a funnel and care (!), pour the hot (NOT boiling) vinegar into the bottle over the rosemary. Cover tightly with lid and store at room temperature.