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Blackcurrant Vinegar

Blackcurrant Vinegar

Gifts, Preserves, Quick | 27th August 2015 | By

Fruit vinegars make a wonderful addition to many dishes. Vinegar captures the essence of the fruit beautifully reminding us of the season in which it was harvested. This blackcurrant vinegar gives a flavoursome tang to sauces, salads and desserts. It goes particularly well with beetroot. A little poured over simple vanilla ice-cream gives a real wow factor and mixed with water, it makes a refreshing drink.

Blackcurrant Vinegar

If making your own blackcurrant vinegar sounds a bit daunting, don’t be put off. It’s super easy and very fast to make – a matter of minutes. All that’s required is to add everything to a jar and give a good shake. The only thing you need to be aware of is that it takes a good month to macerate and the longer you can leave it, the better.

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Blackcurrant Vinegar
Blackcurrant Vinegar
Prep Time
5 mins
Macerating Time
30 d 10 hrs
Total Time
5 mins
 
A flavoursome slightly sweet fruit vinegar that makes a great addition to sauces, salads and desserts or a refreshing drink diluted in water.
Course: Jams, Chutneys etc
Cuisine: British
Keywords: blackcurrants, vinegar
Servings: 3 small bottles
Author: Choclette
Ingredients
  • 250 ml cabernet sauvignon red wine vinegar
  • 200 g blackcurrants
  • 100 g golden granulated sugar
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a sealed jar and give a good shake.
  2. Leave to macerate for a month or more, shaking every other day.
  3. Drain the liquid through a fine sieve and pour into sterilised bottles.
Recipe Notes

The longer the blackcurrants can macerate the better the flavour will be.

Fills 3 x 140ml bottles.

No Waste Challenge Logo

I’m sending this blackcurrant vinegar off to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for the No Waste Food Challenge. These blackcurrants were kindly picked for me by my mother for my birthday. As I was unable to use them quite as soon as I’d have liked and definitely didn’t want them going to waste, this five  minute vinegar was the ideal solution.

 

 

 

 

Simple and in Season LogoThis recipe is also going to Ren Behan for Simple and in Season and even though blackcurrants are now over, blackberries could be used instead.

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40 Comments

  1. kate @veggie desserts

    27th August 2015 at 10:29 am

    WOW – I love this. Simple and amazing. It would make such a great foodie gift 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks Kate. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of gifts for you are surely right 🙂

      Reply
  2. Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

    27th August 2015 at 11:29 am

    I love the idea of making my own flavoured vinegars! Sounds interesting. Bet it tastes amazing on a lovely fresh salad 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Delicious indeed Nadia and of course you don’t have to add the sugar if you’re happy with a really tart vinegar.

      Reply
  3. Roz Goodgame

    27th August 2015 at 12:32 pm

    lovely, I’ve never tried making my own vinegar, but i love vinegar so will give it a go!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:34 pm

      If you love vinegar Roz, it sounds like you need to experiment with making your own flavoured ones 😉

      Reply
  4. Lucy @ Bakingqueen74

    27th August 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I would love to make my own vinegar for gifts and now I know how – thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Lucy, glad to have helped 🙂

      Reply
  5. Anne Murphy

    28th August 2015 at 5:18 am

    That sounds lovely!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Anne. it’s so easy to do, but so worthwhile.

      Reply
  6. Sina @ Vegan Heaven

    28th August 2015 at 9:23 am

    What a lovely idea, Choclette! This is also a great foodie gift. 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Sina. You’re right, the colour is great and tied up with a tag and ribbon it would look great.

      Reply
  7. shobha

    28th August 2015 at 10:14 am

    I can imagine how flavourful it must be … fruits and cinnamon combo !

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Shobha, cinnamon does have a great affinity with most fruits, I find.

      Reply
  8. shaheen

    28th August 2015 at 10:31 am

    My sister in law gave me one made with raspberries, but I have to admit the zingy aspect of blackcurrants appeals and wow, just look at the colour. Anyone who is bestowed that bottle of loveliness would be most lucky.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Shaheen. I’m now rather wishing I’d made more of it so I could bestow bottles on friends and family – I didn’t really think of that at the time.

      Reply
  9. Dom

    28th August 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Love this. Such a great idea.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Well that was short and sweet Dom – or should I say tart and sweet 😉

      Reply
  10. Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen

    28th August 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Never tried blackcurrant vinegar before! Now I just have to!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Haha, thanks Levan. Inspiring people with something they hadn’t thought of is just what I love to do.

      Reply
  11. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    28th August 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I adore fruity vinegar too. This would make a great holiday gift.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Angie. It would make a great gift and I’m surprised I hadn’t thought of it myself.

      Reply
  12. Madiha Nawaz

    28th August 2015 at 6:58 pm

    The sound of making a homemade vinegar is quite interesting and must be fun too. I’d really like to try making it someday 🙂
    Thanks very much for sharing!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Madiha. I hope you get to try it one day soon 🙂

      Reply
  13. Janice

    28th August 2015 at 8:11 pm

    That is brilliant, so easy to do. I love the raspberry vinegar I got at the BBC Good Food Show and only just opened a couple of weeks ago. I might make some with blackberries, as they will start to be ready soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Mmmmm blackberries, I bet they would be good too Janice. Hoping to go blackberrying sometime this weekend – assuming the rain hasn’t rotted them all.

      Reply
  14. Heidi Roberts

    28th August 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I made blackberry vinegar last year, it really bring out the flavour of a salad.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st September 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Blackberry vinegar sounds like a good one Heidi. If I can manage to get enough blackberries, I might try it, otherwise will have to wait for next year.

      Reply
  15. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    28th August 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Brilliantly simple Choclette. Such a beautiful colour too. Can you use any fruit to vinegarise?

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st September 2015 at 9:29 am

      I don’t see why not Kate, raspberries are a classic, but I’ve seen strawberry and blackberry vinegars around and I’ve made an excellent plum vinegar with plums and star anise.

      Reply
  16. Janie

    29th August 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Yum! Would never have thought of using a fruit vinegar on ice cream, or with water as a drink 🙂
    Janie x

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    • Choclette

      1st September 2015 at 9:32 am

      When it’s hot, water and vinegar is one of the most refreshing drinks I know – as long as you only add a tiny bit of course 😉

      Reply
  17. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    2nd September 2015 at 7:21 am

    I usually make raspberry vinegar with balsamic vinegar which is delicious poured over ice cream. I might give this a go though as this year I have more blackcurrants in the freezer than raspberries! #NoWasteFoodChallenge

    Reply
    • Choclette

      2nd September 2015 at 10:39 am

      Ah, that’s interesting Rosie. I’ve not come across fruit balsamic vinegars before, though I have used it to make a chocolate one. I’ve not made this vinegar very sweet, but you could always add more sugar if you find it too sour.

      Reply
  18. Sundari

    4th September 2015 at 11:25 am

    Super quick recipe:)

    Reply
    • Choclette

      4th September 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Quick but very effective Sundari 🙂

      Reply
  19. Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

    4th September 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I must admit – I’ve never tried fruity vinegar and I’m really tempted now especially when it’s blackcurrant (one of my favourite fruits!)

    Reply
    • Choclette

      6th September 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Something for you to try then Sylvia, it’s quite a versatile vinegar. I’ve been using it with beetroot recently and it’s fabulous.

      Reply
  20. Elizabeth

    13th September 2015 at 8:29 am

    This sounds absolutely heavenly! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      13th September 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth, I’ve mostly been using it with beetroot – wonderful stuff.

      Reply

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