Basil Vinegar

Oxmoor House
1 quart

Ingredients

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9 fresh basil leaves
1 quart apple cider vinegar

Preparation

Wash basil leaves thoroughly; let dry, and place in a sterilized wide-mouthed jar. Bruise leaves, using the back of a spoon.

Place vinegar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour over leaves in jar. Cover with a metal lid, and screw band tight. Let stand 10 days; shake jar daily. Strain vinegar through 4 layers of cheesecloth into a decorative bottle, discarding herb residue. Seal with a cork or other airtight lid.

Note: If a stronger flavor is desired, add bruised basil leaves to strained vinegar, and allow to stand several more days.

Note: If a stronger flavor is desired, add bruised basil leaves to strained vinegar, and allow to stand several more days.

Created date

February 2010