Dark cherry drinking vinegar
Preserve the best flavors of summer by making a drinking vinegar! They make the most refreshing beverage on a hot day combined simply with some sparkling water and a squeeze of lime.
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole cardamom pods
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 pound dark cherries, pitted
  • to serve:
  • club soda or sparkling water
  • ice
  • lime
  1. Divide the cherries between 3 pint sized mason jars. Combine the vinegar, sugar, water, cinnamon, cardamom, and star anise in a medium saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat, pour the brine evenly over the cherries making sure the cherries are covered with the liquid. Let sit for at least 24 hours before serving.
  2. To serve, add 2-3 tablespoons of the syrup and a few cherries to a large glass filled with ice and top off with club soda and a squeeze of lime.
Recipe by Scaling Back at https://www.scalingbackblog.com/dark-cherry-drinking-vinegar/