Homemade Strawberry White Wine Vinegar Recipe

strawberries in a bowl and sugar
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  • 48 hrs
  • Prep: 48 hrs,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (4 servings)
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Making your own homemade fruit infused vinegars is easier than it sounds at first. In fact, all it takes is three ingredients and a little patience. Having a couple of bowls, a fine sieve, and a few pieces of cheesecloth wouldn't hurt either.

Store-bought fruit-infused vinegars tend to have a heavier flavor and thicker consistency due to the cooked fruit most producers use. But this strawberry vinegar recipe uses fresh strawberries and crisp white wine vinegar to make a lighter, fresher vinegar.

Use your strawberry infused vinegar on fruits, salads, or in a vinaigrette. We love using it as a dressing on a fresh summer salad of baby spinach, fresh strawberries, toasted almonds, goat cheese, and fresh basil.

Or try it on a traditional Caprese salad of buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil for a bit of a twist. The best part? This strawberry vinegar keeps in a dark, cool place indefinitely so you can have a taste of fresh summer strawberry all year-round.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pint strawberries (washed, hulled, and sliced)
  • 2 cups vinegar (white wine*)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

How to Make It

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the strawberries, the vinegar, and the sugar.
  2. Let the mixture stand, covered, at room temperature for 2 days.
  3. After two days, discard the strawberries with a slotted spoon and strain the vinegar through a fine sieve lined with a triple thickness of rinsed and squeezed cheesecloth into a bowl.
  4. Transfer the strained vinegar to a bottle with a tight-fitting lid and use it in salad dressings and marinades.

    This fresh and fruity strawberry white wine vinegar keeps in a dark, cool place indefinitely.

    Recipe Source: Best of Gourmet: 1990 Edition (Condé Nast/Random House).Reprinted with permission.