Making your own homemade flavored vinegars to give as gifts is a great idea! It's inexpensive, easy to do and can look very impressive with the right bottle. Plus, you can customize the flavors to make a vinegar that is not easy to find, making your gift truly unique.
Bring the white balsamic vinegar to 190ºF (just under the boiling point) in a medium saucepan.
Cut open the pomegranate and remove the seeds. (Click here to learn how to remove pomegranate seeds.) Crush the seeds gently with the back of a wooden spoon.
Place the pomegranate seeds (and any juice) and figs in a sanitized non-reactive 1-quart jar or container. Pour the warm vinegar over the top and let the mixture come to room temperature before covering with a lid. Store in a cool dark place for 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, strain the vinegar through a fine strainer or a piece of cheesecloth. Transfer the strained vinegar to sanitized decorative bottles. If desired, add a few fresh pomegranate seeds and figs.
Tie a label on the bottle and give away to friends and family, or keep for yourself.
Enjoy this vinegar on salads or in a marinade or sauce for chicken or duck.
Pomegranate Fig White Balsamic Vinegar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.