Have you tried the expensive infused vinegar from specialty stores? They run about $30 for 500 ml here in Canada or about $25 (US) for a pint. They make exciting and easy flavored vinaigrette combined with (just as expensive) infused olive oil. I bought them for a few months until I came to my senses.
Infused vinegar is super easy to make, especially with berries and small juicy fruit like cherries or pomegranates. If you garden you probably have the small handfuls of fruit the recipe calls for, at the beginning and the end of your berry harvests.
In fact this is where my berry crop is right now. I’m getting just a handful of raspberries or strawberries each day. I was giving them to Mr. Joybilee, in a dish with his morning coffee break, but then I thought we needed some infused vinegar for winter. They are so good. And they make beautiful gifts. (Do you have a collection of glass bottles and wine corks? They make perfect presentation bottles for infused vinegar!)
Simply attach a recipe card for Raspberry vinaigrette or strawberry vinaigrette to the infused vinegar gift, and you’ll be set with a lovely hostess gift, or neighbor gift.
You can read my method for making infused vinegars and grab my recipe for raspberry vinaigrette over on the Attainable Sustainable blog. I’m contributing over there today.