One of the tastiest and without a doubt, prettiest vinegar to make is chive vinegar! And it is very easy!
You want to pick and use the chive blossoms/flowers. That is what gives it this lovely color and sweet taste!
Isn't that beautiful!
Chive vinegar is such a delicate infused vinegar. You can use plain white vinegar or a milder vinegar like rice wine vinegar.
Once you have a clean jar you want to use, fill it with chive blossoms. Fill your jar at least half way or pack the jar full with blossoms.
Once your jar is filled with chive blossoms, fill to the brim with vinegar. I know that some people boil their vinegar before adding it to the jar.I have never done that.
Now cover tightly and place in a cool dark place for two weeks! One thing to keep in mind, you do NOT want any of the chive blossoms above the vinegar level in your jar. Not that it happens often, but in can grow mold on those blossoms if they are not completely immersed under the vinegar because you are not heat sealing these jars.
What I do to ensure that the chives are under the vinegar is I loosely place plastic wrap over the top of the jar and then screw on the canning rim. I then place a small bowl/glass/cup on top of the plastic to force the blossoms under the vinegar. Tip: place a plate or bowl under just in case it gets spilled.
After two weeks, this is what you have:
Isn't that just the prettiest vinegar!
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