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Raspberry Vinegar for #SundaySupper

Homemade Raspberry Vinegar | Magnolia Days

A few leaves are scattered across the yard. It’s more to do with the crazy weather this year. First it rained, and rained, and rained some more. Then the rain stopped. As in, stopped so much the swamp behind my house dried up. It’s so strange not to see water out there. Anyway, the leaves make me think of fall being near. It’s time to preserve as much of summer as possible. Making raspberry vinegar is a way to have the flavor of summer berries all throughout a cold, grey winter. It will brighten it too.

The color of the vinegar is incredible. It’s stunning and almost glows. I knew it would be red yet, wow, I had no idea of exactly how red. I need to make a whole lot more and give bottles of it away as gifts. Look out friends and family, you may be getting homemade raspberry vinegar for Christmas. So when you see me at the store buying a bunch of bottles, this is why.

Homemade Raspberry Vinegar | Magnolia Days

Saving berries can be easy or difficult. There is always the option to make jelly, jam, or preserves. However I haven’t had the urge to do that yet. I’ve had mixed results with freezing berries. I’ve tried both air drying then simply putting them in a bag and also spreading them out on a sheet to freeze individually. Sometimes the frozen berries were great and other times not so much. So I went for infusing them.

Raspberry Vinegar | Magnolia Days

How is the raspberry vinegar? The flavor is as bright as the color. It has glorious essence of berries infused into white wine vinegar. There’s a hint of lemon plus a tiny touch of sweetness. A salad with it and olive oil would be fabulous. Using it to make a dressing has so many possibilities. I’m already dreaming about different herbs to blend with it. Thyme, tarragon, and rosemary are a good start.

Homemade Raspberry Vinegar | Magnolia Days

Do you save summer produce? If so, what method? Is it canning, freezing, dehydrating, pickling, or some other way? Scroll down to find a list of various methods and recipes for preserving fruit and vegetables by Sunday Supper tastemakers. Also look at my Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños with Herbs and Zucchini Relish. Big thanks to Stacy at Food Lust People Love and Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks for hosting this event.

Raspberry Vinegar

How to make homemade raspberry vinegar by infusing fresh raspberries into vinegar. It has a hint of lemon and is great for salads and dressings.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Renee


  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cups white wine vinegar 5% acidity
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Rinse raspberries and spread out on paper towels to air dry. Place raspberries in a 6-cup non-reactive container (glass or ceramic recommended - do not use a plastic container).
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove lemon rind. Place rind in the container with raspberries. Save lemon for a separate use.
  3. Combine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved (do not let boil). Pour vinegar over berries.
  4. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 3 days.
  5. Line a fine mesh strainer with several layers of cheesecloth. Strain vinegar through cheesecloth to remove berries. Use a large spoon or spatula to press liquid from berries. Discard strained berries.
  6. Pour vinegar into jars with airtight lids. Store vinegar in a cool, dark place up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include time for vinegar to infuse for 3 days.

How to make raspberry vinegar by infusing fresh raspberries into vinegar. It's so easy to do. The vinegar has bright berry flavor and a hint of lemon. It's great for salads, dressings, and to give as gifts.

Do you want to enjoy summer’s bounty all year long? Take a look at these saving summer harvest recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers:







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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 12th of August 2015

The color is amazing! Do you think I can't try it with other berries?


Wednesday 12th of August 2015

I think so. I haven't tried to be sure yet I do want to try it with blueberries and blackberries and possibly using other vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. A blueberry balsamic sounds rather nice.

Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba)

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Wow, this would make an AMAZING gift!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Monday 10th of August 2015

Love the color, Renee. This vinegar sounds great for anytime of year!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Sunday 9th of August 2015

This would be lovely on a salad to brighten up a dreary winter's day.

Laura Dembowski

Sunday 9th of August 2015

What an unexpected and awesome way to preserve fruit! The color is stunning, and I bet the flavor matches. A couple other tips for freezing berries so you have better results. Taste them fresh to make sure they're good. Also, I pick through one by one to make sure none with marks of any kind go in the freezer. I just eat those :)