Vinegar Recipes & Techniques

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How to Taste Balsamic Vinegar Like an Expert

Just like truffle oil, the market is stuffed with balsamic vinegar options and a trip to the grocery store can be overwhelming. How do you know whether what you’ve bought is worth what you paid for it? Here are some
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Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber Mint Fizz

Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber Mint Fizz Light, summery, refreshing, this cocktail could be considered a “stealth drink” – it looks just like a tall glass of sparkling water. It’s perfect for relaxing on balmy, breezy summer days. Ingredients: Makes 1 Drink
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Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad This light salad is the perfect way to celebrate tomato season – an upscale twist on caprese salad that substitutes a tomato, basil, pomegranate vinaigrette for the usual oil & balsamic vinegar. You could
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Shaved Zucchini Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad Simple to make, but incredibly elegant, this refreshing salad is the perfect side dish or starter for summer days. You can even serve it with chopsticks for an added bit of novelty. You could easily double or
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Cocktail Recipe “Devil Bird”

Cocktail Recipe “Devil Bird” Spicy, sweet, and tangy – this isn’t a cocktail you’ll sip absent-mindedly. Its devious deliciousness demands your attention. Ingredients: Makes 1 Drink 2 oz Silver Tequila (we used Milagro Silver) 5 Sprigs of Fresh Cilantro 2
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Cocktail Recipe: “The Mayflower”

Cocktail Recipe: “The Mayflower” In The Mayflower the bite of gin is mellowed with honey and brightened with vinegar. The bitters add body, and the soda water smooths everything together to create a drink that’s light and delicious. Ingredients: Makes
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Roasted Potatoes w/ Fennel Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Potatoes w/ Fennel Mustard Vinaigrette Vinaigrettes aren’t just for salad. Here we’ve used one as a dipping sauce/condiment for roasted potatoes. This side dish/appetizer couldn’t be easier and offers a welcome change from the usual spuds. Wine Pairings: Chardonnay
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Strawberries with Hibiscus & Cream

Strawberries with Hibiscus & Cream Colorful, light and refreshing, this is the perfect light dessert for spring or summer. You’ll have leftover hibiscus sugar, which is beautiful and can be used to rim cocktail glasses or as a finishing sugar
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Jam Salad Dressing

Jam Salad Dressing Eaten all your jam? Don’t wash that jar yet! You’ve got the makings of a delicious vinaigrette. Consider this a technique rather than a hard recipe, you can easily scale it up to make more as long
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Orange Ginger Balsamic Cocktail

Orange Ginger Balsamic Cocktail Adventurous imbibers everywhere, this cocktail is for you. You’ll get an unexpected mix of flavors and a refreshing bite from the fresh grated ginger. This cocktail is concentrated heavily on the citrus-y & tangy side because
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Pear, Celery & Hazelnut Salad

Pear, Celery & Hazelnut Salad This extra-light salad features ingredients with textures showcasing a range of crispness. Its flavor is playful, yet satisfying – intensely nutty hazelnuts balanced with fruity, light pear. Wine Pairings: Sauvennières or Riesling Ingredients: Makes 4-6
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Balsamic Champagne Cocktail

Balsamic Champagne Cocktail Simple, but still unusual & exciting, this balsamic vinegar champagne cocktail is an easy way to shake up the champagne routine. Adding balsamic vinegar gives the champagne a beautiful amber hue, and the flavor is a mellow
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