Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pepper Vinegar

Making pepper vinegar is so easy.  You can even make just one bottle at a time, or make two - one for you and one to share - like I did.

First, wash the peppers and trim the stems.

Drop the peppers into your bottle.  I am re-using some nice looking Grolsch beer bottles.

Then, just cover with vinegar.  You can use whatever vinegar you prefer.  I used white distilled vinegar.

Finally, just let the bottles sit for 10 days or so and you are ready to go.  You can use the pepper vinegar on braised greens, salads, potatoes, meat, or anything else you can think of...  Enjoy!

This will keep in your refrigerator almost indefinitely.  Although, I've always used it within just a few months.


  1. Sounds like an easy present to make for the wonderful ladies who take care of my daughter. This is a great, easy idea. Thanks, Katie. Are there things other than peppers that might make good additions to vinegar? And do you want to go bottle shopping with me some time soon? Or maybe we can do some bottle emptying together if the weather gets nice again!

  2. Katie--will this keep indefinitely?

  3. Many questions, JamieWilsonHank...Yes, substitutions are welcome. I think herbs like basil, dill, or tarragon are pretty nice.

    I love going to thrift stores for cool bottles and other containers for flavored oils, vinegars, or pickles. You name the date. Of course, emptying the bottles myself can also be a fun time...

  4. Excellent question, Ami! I have found that it does keep indefinitely, but of course, my test period usually only lasts a few months.

    I'm going to edit the text to include this, thanks!