Recipe: Red Wine Vinegar (Made using Your Kombucha SCOBY!)


Looking for new ways to use your Kombucha? There are so many ways to play, let me show you a new way! Vinegar is major workhorse in the kitchen and this easy recipe is so easy and keeps for a long while in your pantry. That said, I have found so many uses for it that it does not last long before I need to make another batch (see notes below for other uses).   It also doubles as a great hostess gift over the holidays! This is a small batch recipe so feel free to double or triple it for bottling as gifts, just make sure you leave plenty of air in the brewing container to circulate.

Ingredients:

  • 750 mL bottle red wine
  • 1/4 cup kombucha
  • 1/8 cup filtered water

Instructions:

  1. In a tall glass canning jar or equivalent, add the wine. Add ¼ cup kombucha and 1/8 cup water. Stir well and place cheese cloth or a tea towel over the top. Screw on the jar ring or secure cloth with a rubber band.
  2. Label the jars with a start date and store in a dark place, ideally 68°–75°. For 2 days, replace the lids and shake each jar once a day. Between shaking, place the cheesecloth or towel to let it circulate and culture.
  3. After the two day period, leave it in it’s dark place for the next 2 weeks and up to 2 months.
  4. Taste periodically with a clean spoon starting at week two.
  5. After your storing period, transfer vinegar to smaller flip-top bottles for your kitchen use or share the love with friends and family.
  6. Continue to store in a cool place for 6–8 months.

Recipe Notes 

  1. Check out our website for cheesecloth, flip-top bottles, and of course kombucha SCOBYs and supplies!
  2. Use red wine vinegar in salad dressings, as a delicious flavor boost to soups, and as a marinade for meat.
  3. Try infusing your vinegar with herbs such as thyme or oregano for an extra kick of flavor!

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