Pomegranate Vinegar Drink
4 ounces pure pomegranate juice (no added sweeteners)
4 ounces water
1 tablespoon honey
2-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Ice cubes (optional)
Mix honey and vinegar until, dissolved..
Top off with water and pomegranate juice.
Add ice if desired.
I've made this with apple juice and pineapple juice, but i had to adjust
the honey because they were a little too sweet. So play around with other
fruit and see what you like.
I got the final push to try vinegar drinks after stumbling onto the photograph in this post from Near and Far: This Time in Seoul, a wonderful blog with enchanting photographs of daily life in Seoul (and beyond), all from an ex-pat's perspective.
An array of fruit vinegar drinks from (the now defunct) Cafe Vine Eau, Seoul (Photo: Felicia Shelton)
Although all the flavors in the photograph were intriguing, I was especially interested in the pomegranate because it seemed the most accessible compared to cactus and red ginseng!
Now, I didn't know how to get or make pomegranate vinegar, but even if I did, I probably wouldn't have wasted it being experimental! So I figured if I couldn't really make it, I'd fake it...
Actually, I did have lofty plans to make some of my own fruit vinegar from scratch this summer...but yeah, that didn't work out, lol.
But, I looked up how to make fruit-infused vinegars, recently...so I now have a small batch brewing. Hopefully it'll turn out okay (read: I won't poison myself! ) and then I can play around with some more vinegar-based cocktails!
Homemade Plum Vinegar
1 1/2 cups natural apple cider vinegar
~1 cup chopped ripe plums
I'm going to let it rest at room temperature for about 4-5 days, then drain off the vinegar into a new bottle and store.
The color from the plums has already started leaching into the vinegar after only one day.