Homemade Raspberry Thyme and Blackberry Laurel Vinegars


Homemade Raspberry Thyme Vinegar and Blackberry Laurel Vinegar are very easy to make and are super fun to cook with. They also make great gifts for anyone who loves to cook, and they're totally customizable to your favorite flavors.

Raspberry Thyme and Blackberry Laurel Vinegar Recipes

Hi all! With flavored vinegars being so popular lately I wanted to try my hand at creating a few custom flavors with some of my favorite berries and herbs.


With just a few simple ingredients and some attractive storage bottles (I purchased mine at my local grocery store for $2 each) you can whip together your own flavored vinegars for just a fraction of the cost of what you'll find in those pricey kitchen speciality stores or markets.

Raspberry Thyme and BlackBerry Laurel Vinegar Recipes

Assemble the berries, white and red wine vinegars, thyme sprigs, bay (laurel) leaves, storage bottles and a medium size bowl.


Working in two batches, muddle the berries in the bowl.




Add the herbs to the bottles.



Pour the vinegar into the muddled fruit and stir well.


Pour the vinegar/fruit mixture into the prepared bottle. Place the lid on the bottle and allow the vinegar to sit on the counter for 7 days before use. Strain if desired.




Raspberry Thyme and Blackberry Laurel Vinegar Recipes

I found it unusual and interesting that the two different flavored vinegars turned out to be almost exactly the same color. I had thought that the blackberries mixed with white wine vinegar would have been a deep blueish hue, but surprise...not so much. However, the flavors are completely different and you can totally differentiate between the flavors of the berries, and the herbs... so it's all good!

If you're giving these as gifts, why not think about printing some cute labels to stick on the bottles along with adding some raffia bows to make a really fun and unique presentation. Had I thought ahead I would have painted some adorable bottles to store my flavored vinegars, but I wasn't that organized. Maybe for the next batch :)

Raspberry Thyme and Blackberry Laurel Vinegar Recipes

RASPBERRY THYME VINEGAR  {PRINT THESE RECIPES}
Yield: 1½ cups     Prep Time:  5 minutes      Infusion Time: 7 days

½ cup fresh raspberries
1½ cup red wine vinegar
4-5 sprigs fresh thyme

-Muddle the berries in a medium size bowl. Stir in the red wine vinegar. Add the thyme sprigs to the decorative bottle. Pour the vinegar/fruit mixture into the bottle. Cover and allow to sit for 7 days before use. Strain if desired.


BLACKBERRY LAUREL VINEGAR   {PRINT THESE RECIPES}
Yield:  1½ cups      Prep Time:  5 minutes       Infusion Time: 7 days

½ cup fresh blackberries
1½ cups white wine vinegar
3-4 laurel (bay) leaves

-Muddle the berries in a medium size bowl. Stir in the red wine vinegar. Add the thyme sprigs to the decorative bottle. Pour the vinegar/fruit mixture into the bottle. Cover and allow to sit for 7 days before use. Strain if desired.

Raspberry Thyme and Blackberry Laurel Vinegar Recipes

Speaking of painted bottles...

Hand painted limoncello and orangecello bottles
If there is ever anything I can paint for you, please don't hesitate to contact me or visit my shop. Custom orders are always welcome, and I will happily work from any photo or description you send my way.

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