A few garlic or chive blossoms and some vinegar and a little time give you this amazing Garlic or Chive Blossom Vinegar! It's great in vinaigrettes or to give as gifts!
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Chive Blossom Vinegar
A few years ago while infusing some vinegars, I stumbled upon a chive blossom vinegar. I immediately fell in love with it's soft lavender hue and promise of oniony tart goodness. When my CSA gave me a big gorgeous garlic blossom, I realized I could use the same technique to make Garlic Blossom Vinegar.
Garlic Blossoms vs Chive Blossoms Vinegar
The main differences between Garlic Blossom Vinegar and Chive Blossom Vinegar is the size of the flower and the hint of flavor. Chives blossoms are smaller and give a deeper hue and your vinegar will have a hint of onion.
Garlic blossoms are larger and your vinegar will have a hint of garlic. Both are amazing and you probably need both in your pantry, especially when you see how easy it is to make infused vinegars!
Making Garlic or Chive Blossom Vinegar is so Easy!
All I did was chop of the garlic stalk and add it along with the flowers to two cups of vinegar in a mason jar with a plastic lid. Then I put it in a cool, dark place to age. Shaking it every day or so. After three weeks, it had turned that lovely lavender purple and had a soft garlic flavor. I've used this in salad dressing, drizzled on some grilled fish and it's perfect deglazing a pan to make a pan sauce.
Store it in a pretty bottle, it makes wonderful holiday gifts!
Another fun DIY with herbs is to make an Herb Salt, I think you could use the chives or the blossoms for it!
Garlic Blossom Vinegar
- 2 garlic flowers with stems attached or 1 cup of chive blossoms
- 2 cups white vinegar
- Cut stems into 1 inch lengths. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into a mason jar. Add garlic stems and flowers and seal with a lid. Shake and place in a cool, dark place. Shake every day or so.
- After 3 weeks, taste and if it is to your desired strength, strain into a pretty bottle!
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