Allegedly, Four Thieves Vinegar is so named after the four thieves who pillaged the homes of Plague victims but were not affected by the Plague themselves. When they were eventually captured, they would have been put to death for their looting, but were instead given their lives in return for their secret. If you Google Four Thieves Vinegar, you’ll find a few variations on the ingredients. This is the one we use. It makes a pretty good salad dressing, if nothing else.
- Place the herbs in a large sterile jar and top with the cider vinegar.
- Cover tightly and leave in a cupboard for six weeks, till it’s well infused
- Strain off the herbs and garlic and use the vinegar as needed.