Garlic Vinegar

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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  • 5 or 6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • Red Wine Vinegar, white wine vinegar, or Oriental rice vinegar


  1. Scald and let dry completely a pint jar that has a good cap or lid, put into it the peeled and halved garlic cloves, and fill it with vinegar that has been heated just to the boiling point. Let the vinegar cool, uncovered, then cap the jar or bottle.
  2. Let the vinegar stand about 2 weeks, shaking it occasionally, then sniff: if strong enough, strain the vinegar i