Total Time
72hrs 1min
Prep 1 min
Cook 72 hrs

Herbal vinegars make good marinades. Also try this with oil as a different flavored salad dressing. This also makes a pretty gift.


  1. Steep cracked peppercorns in vinegar 3 days.
  2. Strain into decorative bottle adding a few whole peppercorns to bottom.
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Zippo! I made this using 1 cup of white wine vinegar and the full amount of pepper ( maybe a bit extra as I just poured the pepper into my hand to measure). I used fresh organic Szechuan peppercorns and it marinated for 5 days. I used it this morning in Potato and Tuna Salad. Update: Since first reviewing this on July 16 2011 I haven't been without this in my kitchen. I make one cup at a time, use 1/4-1/3 more pepper than ask for and just leave the pepper in the jar because it just keeps getting better. It's been great in everything from potato salads to Two Vinegar Carrots and a number of other things.

Annacia September 19, 2011

This made a fast and beautiful gift! So easy to make! My neighbors ooohed and aaahed over this! Thanks Nyte! Made for Beverage Tag!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) December 21, 2007

I made 1 cup of this with white vinegar. After a week, I still don't taste the pepper. I'll try it again with white wine vinegar and more cracked peppercorns. Made for Zaar Tag.

Engrossed October 11, 2007