Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Using this spiced vinegar in place of regular vinegar to make pickled beets or marinated bean salad will give either a great depth of flavor. I often use this vinegar to make my barbeque or rib sauces or for use in salad dressings. I keep this on-hand at all times and keep finding new uses for this tasty concoction with a kick!


  1. Tie the spices in a spice bag or piece of cheesecloth.
  2. Place vinegar and spice bag in non-reactive (stainless steel) pot.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes.
  4. Cool.
  5. Store vinegar and spice bag in air-tight plastic or glass container.
  6. NOTE:*** Although the flavor intensifies with aging, the vinegar is ready to use immediately.
  7. After about 1 month, remove the bag from the vinegar.
  8. ***SWEETENED SPICED VINEGAR: To sweeten this recipe, add 3 1/2 cups granulated sugar.
  9. Good for pickled beets or pickled peaches.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful vinegar and will use in place of regular, I made the whole recipe and did add some garlic. great depth of flavors

Carole Koehler June 14, 2003

Don't make the mistake I did by halving this recipe. Make the whole amount, because you will want to use it on many things. I didn't have any mace, so put in a pinch of allspice, and I added a 1/4 cup of sugar. Since I didn't wait for a month to try it, I used some on a three bean salad that had my DH smiling. I owe the success of the dish to BeachGirl's delicious vinegar. I can just imagine pickled peaches with this!!!!!

Geema June 07, 2003