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    Homemade Cocktail Onion Recipe

    • 1 pound fresh pearl onions
    • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
    • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup salt
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1 rosemary sprig
    • 8 juniper berries
    • 12 whole allspice
    • 1 bar spoon chai spice blend
    • 1 bar spoon black pepper
    • 1/2 bar spoon minced garlic
    • 1 cup bianco vermouth

    To a saucepan, add pearl onions and cover with water. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain water. Cut ends off onions and peel. Place onions in a glass container.

    Add following ingredients back to the saucepan: cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, water, salt, sugar, rosemary, juniper berries, allspice, chai spice blend, black pepper, and minced garlic. Let ingredients simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Strain liquid over onions. Let cool. Add bianco vermouth. Mix together.

    Store onions and liquid in a sealed container in refrigerator.


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