Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey and Juniper | Our Newest Release!
Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey & Juniper - Our Newest Release!
Oh me oh my, this vinegar...this grapefruit vinegar is like nothing you have ever tasted.
I have always loved the combination of fresh grapefruit with a drizzle of honey over top...either for breakfast or in citrus style salads. The flavor combination of the sweet yet bitter grapefruit with that floral fragrant honey sweetness is just a perfect union so I thought why not incorporate these flavors and create a new vinegar flavor for 2018. It will be filled with high vibrant citrus notes and balanced honey sweetness, designed for everything from salads, to seafood to drinks. I thought, it would be phenomenal as a drinking vinegar and not only straight up delicious but pretty darn healthy too.
A Grapefruit Vinegar with A Deliciously Complex Flavor Profile
When we first started playing around with the grapefruit vinegar recipe, we knew we wanted to add a bit of complexity to the infusion, so we started playing around with an interesting little spice named the juniper berry. Traditionally used in the making of gin, Juniper berries are actually not berries but the female seed cones of the juniper plant which is an evergreen coniferous plant of the cypress family. The flavor profile of juniper is pine-like, citrusy and kind of woody. If it were a candle, I would describe it as "a walk in the woods". It adds a nice woody pine undertone to the vinegar which gives another dimension to the grapefruit honey infusion, rounding out all the flavors. Almost like a earthy aged fine wine, there are vibrant fruity notes in this vinegar with mysterious undertones all intertwined which lends to a robust and interesting tasting experience.
A Grapefruit Vinegar Made with Healthy Whole Fruit Ingredients, Non GMO Apple Cider Vinegar and Orange Blossom Honey
USA sourced non gmo apple cider vinegar that comes with the mother, is the cider vinegar we chose to use in our grapefruit vinegar making it a super healthy choice as a drink mixer or salad dressing. We take whole fresh Texas grapefruit - the zest, skin, pith and flesh and infuse it in the cider vinegar with our Juniper spice infusion and combine it with a beautifully fragrant orange blossom honey. The resulting vinegar is just absolutely delicious and packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. I wasn't even really thinking about the health benefits of this vinegar while we were making it, I was focused on the flavor profile but when we were finished and I started adding it to my everyday seltzer water, I realized hey, people drink grapefruit and apple cider vinegar everyday as a health boost and this vinegar fits the bill. Researching more on the benefits of grapefruit and apple cider vinegar, I learned it's used quite frequently as a fat burning aid, which is awesome! It helps to burn belly fat and assists in regulating insulin levels which is directly related to decreased fat storage in the body. With the added Vitamin C from the whole grapefruit and antioxidant packed juniper berries, this vinegar hits all the right notes from flavor to health.
Ways to use our Grapefruit Vinegar with Juniper & Honey
Drizzle our grapefruit vinegar over an arugula salad with goats cheese and walnuts
Mix 1 part Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar in 3 parts seltzer water and serve over ice. My go-to everyday cleansing drink!
Mix into your next gin and tonic for a grapefruit honey twist.
Make a grapefruit honey pan sauce by mixing our Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar with a tab of butter in a sauce pan, warm up and serve over pan seared scallops on a bed of wilted spinach.
Use as a grapefruit honey glaze for salmon
Dress a salad of baby kale, roasted beets, red onion and grilled halloumi cheese
Take a grapefruit vinegar shot for the health of it!