Blueberry Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Coordinates with Craisin’ Green Salad With Pears, Blueberry Pomegranate-Tarragon Marinated Pork Chops, Red Beet and Orange Salad (Nick Stellino), Strawberry, Melon & Avocado Salad, and Sweet Lime and Blueberry Pomegranate Chicken Breasts and I was unable to buy this vinegar from our small town grocery store so I developed my own with the help of Chef#220195. Allow yourself 3 days before using. Also is good over fresh or grilled stone fruit slices. Might be good in a Korean blueberry shrub cocktail that has Korean soju or Japanese shochu, and a bit of club soda.


  1. Put vinegar and sugar into medium sized sauce pan, bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. While vinegar mixture is simmering, wash blueberries, and dry off with paper toweling; put berries between 2 layers of wax paper; gently crush berries until they pop-to get more of the flavor into the vinegar.
  3. Use the wax paper to funnel the berries into the quart jar.
  4. Remove vinegar mixture from heat, add pomegranate juice to vinegar, put funnel into quart jar, and pour hot vinegar mixture over blueberries.
  5. Allow to cool down for 30 minutes.
  6. Cover tightly with lid and let stand at room temperature for 3 days.
  7. Shake jar occasionally.
  8. Place several layers of cheesecloth in a strainer set inside a glass bowl; dump mixture through to strain out the blueberries; discard the blueberries. You might need to repeat this step.
  9. While doing the above step, clean a pint jar and lid to put the vinegar into.
  10. Using a funnel pour the liquid into the jar, label, cover, and store in refrigerator up to 1 month. (Guessing on storage, but will err on side of caution until someone with the expertise tells me differently).


Most Helpful

OK, vinegar has been made and is in the 1 quart jar for the "3 day wait". I will report back thereafter. . .stay tuned! I'm back! I accidentally let mine sit for 6 days prior to straining, but it's great! I saved two cute vinegar bottles to use for this recipe; I am going to keep 1/2 for myself and give my sister-in-law the rest (since it only stays good for a month or so). You can definitely taste the blueberries in this and it is such a beautiful color. Very fun and tasty! I will get a photo when my camera batteries are recharged! Now off to check out your recipes to use this in! THANKS! UPDATE: I have since used this in a few salads and it has been great. I particularly like your Craisin/pear salad, Recipe #383219 and Recipe #382938.

JanuaryBride August 18, 2009

This was a fun summer treat! I love anything blueberry and pomegranate, so this caught my eye. The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready, but it is well worth it! I made a 1/2 recipe because that's probably all I could go through in a month and it worked fine with reduced amounts. Thanks for posting so many great recipes to use the vinegar with, I had the salad and chicken tonight and will be trying the pork soon! Made for Holiday tag.

noway July 27, 2010

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