Recipe

Pickling Liquid

Ingredients

  • 3 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns

Directions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan, over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Strain the liquid and store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 quart