Making Herb Infused
Wine Vinegar
Making Herb Infused Vinegars Is Really Very Easy and 
A Great Way To Recycle Some Of Those Pretty Wine or
 Syrup Bottles You Have Been Saving.
 I Even Found A Way To Recycle The Wire "Cage" That
Was On One Of My Champagne Bottles!  I Thought It Made A Cool Embellishment To The Top When I Added The "Cage" Along With One Of My Custom Galvanized Sheet Metal Tags
 I Thought Some Of You Might  Like To Make Some Herb Infused Vinegar So I Added The Instructions To This Post.
Start By Gathering Up Some Of Those Pretty Bottles You Just Couldn't Bring Yourself To Get Rid Of And Sterilize Them
These Bottles Were From Flavored Waters, Wine 
And Coffee Syrups
Supplies Needed
~ Empty Sterilized Bottles ~
~ Herbs And Spices Of Your Choice ~
(The Herbs and spices I used were - Rosemary, Thyme, Flat and Curly Leaf Parsley, Basil, Black Peppercorns, Garlic and Mustard Seeds)
~ White Wine Vinegar ~
~ Cork  And Optional Champagne Wire Cage ~
~ Labels and or Tags ~
(I found the free graphic for my label at The Graphics Fairy, I used Photoshop To Embellish It and Add The Words)

Useful Tools
~ Small Plastic Funnel ~
~ Long Wooden Chopstick ~
Step 1 ~ Gather Up The Fresh Herbs You Want To Infuse
 Wash And Dry Them Thoroughly
Premeasure Additional Spice Ingredients
I Used About A Tablespoon Each Of  Black Peppercorns And Mustard Seeds and 6 Garlic Cloves
Now You Are Ready For Step 2
 Step 2 ~ Fill The Empty Steralized Bottle By
 First Adding The Spices...
Then The Fresh Herbs
The Herbs I Used In This Infusion Were
~ Curly And Flat Leaf Parsley ~
~ Thyme ~
~Rosemary ~
~ Basil ~
I Used A Wooden Chopstick To Push The Fresh Herbs Down
(Only Use Plastic Or Wood Utensils as Metal Ones React With The Acidic Vinegar)
Step 3 ~ Using The Plastic Funnel Pour The Vinegar Over The Herbs and Fill The Bottle, Leaving About 1  1/2 Inches Headspace At The Top
 Cork The Top And Add Embellishments
Add Your Label and You Are Done! 
Wasn't That Easy?
It Is Best To Let Your Vinegar Steep
For 2 To 3 Weeks In A Cool Dry Place Before Use
Enjoy !!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.  Until next time.....I wish you Peace.... 


  1. Wow, Carolee, this is amazing!!! You never cease to surprise me!

    Now, I've got something so funny to tell you...You know those note pads? I bought the package because I thought they were note cards! When I saw that they were pads, I ran off some graphics, inked the edges, and just kept going...So, I was so thrilled to find them!

  2. Oh my goodness,
    I just had a brainstorm! This Friday on my inspirational blog, I have a link party...all I ask people to do is link up their favorite Bible verse (post it on their blogs.) Well, I thought of how you used mustard seed here and how having the faith of a mustard seed would be so perfect...I know if you wanted to do that, you'd get visitors because the people are great about visiting and leaving comments. It's at: http:Ioweitalltohim.blogspot.com

  3. Carolee, I forgot to tell you the BEST part...I got them at the Dollar Tree!
    That's why I about fainted when I got home and realized what they were...lol

  4. Hi Carolee,
    I just wanted you to pop over to my blog when you get a chance..got some cute news for you!

  5. WOW! You are good!
    Even the label is perfect! Great gift and even so pretty to display!
    Following you blog back. I really enjoy your blog!