According to legend, this vinegar was first formulated and used by robbers in the 18th century, during the Great Plague of Marseille. They plundered the property of the plague victims, but never fell ill themselves. The recipe is a traditional infusion of herbs (rosemary, lavender, sage, peppermint, thyme, hyssop) together with garlic, in our live apple cider vinegar.
In the kitchen
Four Thieves Vinegar makes an excellent base for an easy vinaigrette. We recommend using it in a 50/50 ratio with olive oil, for a lighter version of the classic salad dressing, in which you can clearly taste the vinegar. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and sugar, as well as a little Dijon mustard. You can replace the olive oil with pumpkin seed oil for seasonal autumn-winter dishes.
For marinades, especially for pork (ribs, neck chops), or for turkey thighs/drumsticks.
In the drinks cabinet
Add some zing to a Bloody Mary (made with vodka, tomato juice and tabasco), or to the alcohol free version of this classic cocktail (Virgin Mary).
In the medicine cabinet
Every variety of Octovnia’s living vinegar has a beneficial effect on gut health, boosts immunity and improves well-being. In addition the vinegars are enriched with the specific properties of flowers, fruits and herbs from which they are made, well known in folk medicine and often used in modern herbal supplements.
Vinegar Four Thieves is recommended in the autumn-winter period, for strengthening immunity.
It provides a wealth of medicinal properties coming from the individual herbs and garlic from which it is made. Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) supports the proper functioning of the digestive system, eases headaches and improves the memory; lavender (lavandula angustifolia), promotes relaxation, supports the digestive system and eases headaches; sage (salvia officinalis) for mouth and throat ailments; peppermint (mentha piperta) for colds and migraines; thyme (thymus vulgaris) for respiratory ailments; hyssop (hyssopus officinalis) also for respiratory ailments and garlic (allium sativum) for coughs and colds.
Drink 10 ml of vinegar a day in a small glass of water.
Store tightly corked in a cool, dark place. The vinegar may be kept in the fridge, but this is not required for its safe storage.
Our living vinegar contains a culture of acetic bacteria which can cause the formation of a "mother of vinegar". This is a natural, safe and healthy process. If a mother forms in your vinegar, you can simply strain it out before use.
Available in bottles of 100 ml, 250 ml or 500 ml.
Sanepid Food Safety Certificate No. 290.2018