by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Making flavoured vinegar’s are simple and easy. The most time consuming part is picking your flowers, rinsing them and letting them dry and wilt before processing them!
Once the lilacs are wilted pick some small stems and place in your jar. In this case I used small gift bottles, however, I usually use a large mason jar and recant after the infusion has set for some time. In these gift bottles I placed only a few bloom branches. In a mason jar I would pack the jar 1/4 full. While preparing the flowers I heat up wine vinegar and just before it comes to a boil pour it over the flowers and fill the jar.
Once the jar is filled the lid is put on and the mixture is left in a cool location for 4 to 6 weeks. Each day the jar is jostled. After infusing the large mason jar will be filtered, decanted and enjoyed!
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