Fennel Drinking Vinegar

I understand – you probably think the idea of drinking vinegar is weird. But vinegar is just an acid, and every good soda has an acidic component. (In Coke, it???s phosphoric acid. I???m not saying that???s bad, I???m just saying it sounds even weirder than vinegar.) Here in Portland, Pok Pok Som makes great drinking vinegars in some obvious fruity flavors, and some unexpected ones (celery, honey). As mentioned in episode 6 of the Salt & Fat podcast, I figured I???d play with flavors I haven???t yet seen or tried.

So today, I bring you fennel drinking vinegar. It combines the aromas of fennel and star anise – the most obvious pairing there is. Once you make the syrup, mix it 1:4 with soda water over ice, or use as an ingredient in cocktails and desserts. Heck, you could make milkshakes with it.


  • 2 medium-large bulbs fennel, with fronds
  • ~1/2 quart coconut vinegar
  • 6 star anise, whole
  • 2 cups su

from Salt & Fat http://saltandfat.com/