This is a fun and fabulous project for the holidays! (It makes a super-cool gift.)
- Glass bottles with lids. (Don't buy these - use recycled bottles! Above I'm using Tazo tea bottles, salvaged from the recycling.) Wash these in super-hot water or in the dishwasher.
- A plastic funnel. You can make one by punching a hole in the bottom of a small yogurt container.
- A saucepan.
Ingredients: Fresh cranberries, fresh ginger root, white vinegar, bottle garnish like a sprig of rosemary and a string of cranberries (below)
- Sanitize the glass jars and lids
- Wash the cranberries (a handful per bottle)
- Wash and peel the ginger root; cut into small match-stick sized slices (6-8 per bottle)
- Determine how much vinegar you need for the bottles (a quick pour in/pour out works well).
- Bring the vinegar to a boil in a saucepan.
- While the vinegar is heating, place a handful of cranberries and the ginger in each bottle.
- After the vinegar has boiled, let it cool for just a minute to make it easier to handle.
- Using the funnel, pour the vinegar into the glasses. The cranberries will pop and immediately begin turning the vinegar into this lovely pink color!
- Let the vinegar sit for a day or two. Pour out and save the pink liquid while straining the ginger and cranberries.
- Refill the jars with the pink vinegar and new cranberries/ginger. Garnish the bottle and enjoy.
- This should be stored in the fridge. I will use it on rice, or in a oil-vinegar dressing.