Lavender Vinegar

Preparation info

  • makes

    4 bottles

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Scented Kitchen: Cooking with Flowers

The Scented Kitchen

By Frances Bissell

Published 2012

  • About

It is worth making several bottles of this vinegar during the summer. Not only does it make an excellent present, but it also retains its flavour and fragrance in a very pure form. I have one bottle which might almost be described as a mini-solera system; each year I replace the lavender flowers and top up with white wine vinegar.


  • 4 bottles white wine vinegar
  • 20 sprigs freshly picked lavender


Open up each bottle of vinegar and place 5 sprigs in each. Re-stopper the bottles and leave in a sunny place for 2 weeks. If you can, then replace the lavender with fresh sprigs, put the bottles back in the sunny spot and leave for a further 2 weeks. If you only have one chance to pick and use lavend