(Yields 2 cups)

  • 3 cups red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic sliced
  • small handful of herb stems* and dry herbs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. pepper mix **

Add all together and bring to a boil. Turn to a simmer and reduce vinegar to 2 cups. Turn off heat, cool and strain.

* Use herb stems that have complimentary flavors to one another.

* *I make my pepper mix with black, white, Szechwan, and pink peppercorns mixed with allspice berries. There are many commercial mixes available.