Raspberry Vinegar Cordial
Sweetened raspberry-infused vinegar mixed with seltzer is refreshing to drink on a summer's day.
- Servings: 10
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006
- 2 pounds red raspberries
- 2 cups cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 4 1/2 cups sugar (2 pounds), or to taste
- Ice, for serving
- Seltzer, for serving
Mash berries with a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Stir in vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until liquid turns deep red, 24 to 36 hours.
Line a fine sieve with cheesecloth. Pour berry mixture through sieve into a medium saucepan, pressing to release juice; discard solids. Stir in sugar.
Bring berry mixture to a boil over high heat. Cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Skim foam from surface. Let cool completely. Cordial can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 4 months.
To serve, fill each glass with ice; add about 3 tablespoons cordial, and top with about 1 cup seltzer.