This vibrantly colored vinegar didn’t start out that way. It was clear white wine vinegar, until a heap of chive blossoms took a soaking in it. The result is this lovely dark rose color. Why not pluck some of those chive blossoms blooming right now and turn them into a fragrant and beautiful vinegar? But hurry or you’ll lose your window of opportunity since the season for chive blossoms in almost over. Just fill a mason jar with chive blossoms – or fill it halfway. The more you pack in, the more intense the color will be.
Fill it with a clear vinegar of your choice. I used white wine vinegar. I put a piece of plastic wrap between the lid and the glass because I wasn’t sure if the metal would react with the vinegar. This may be a totally unnecessary step.
Place it in a dark, cool place for a week or more.
Strain it through a fine sieve or coffee filter to remove all the impurities. Pour into a nice container and enjoy – or give as a gift.
Thank you chive blossoms. See you next year.