Vinegar is a dilute solution of acetic acid that results from a two step fermentation process. The first step is the fermentation of sugar into alcohol. What you have at the end of this first phase is an alcoholic liquid, in our case, hard cider. In the second phase of the vinegar process, naturally occurring bacteria known as acetobacters combine the alcoholic liquid with oxygen to form the acetic acid solution we call vinegar. Acetic acid is what gives vinegar its sour taste.
This sour taste has become increasingly popular among food and drink connoisseurs for the complexity it offers.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has also been credited with aiding in weight loss, blood sugar, bacterial infections, lack of energy, and heart health.
Here are a few great recipes for getting in your daily dose of vinegar. The first drink recipe is my all time favorite!
Apple Pie Vinegar Shot
Each 2 ounce shot includes 1 Tbsp of ACV and it is so yummy! Making this once a week will last you just about the whole week. Adjust the amount you make for your needs using a 2 oz :1 Tbsp ratio of sweet cider to ACV.
Lemon Ginger Mocktail
Sweeten to Taste with your choice of sweetener like Raw Honey, Stevia, or my favorite Maple Syrup!
Ginger Juice can be made in a high powered blender combining a 3-inch piece of peeled ginger root with 2 cups water. Blend and strain. Refrigerate and add this ginger “concentrate” to your favorite drink combinations.
Ginger Tea can be made from fresh ginger by dicing up a 3-inch piece of ginger and adding it to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 mins. Refrigerate remaining tea.
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Chocolate Chip Cookies – Crunchy and Chewy
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.