Is it possible to make a cider vinegar substitute from apple cider and white vinegar??

I've got a potato salad recipe I want to try that calls for 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar. I don't have any cider vinegar on hand, but being that it's October, I do actually have both apple cider and white vinegar! Would some combination of those two ingredients fulfill its need in the recipe?

J. Stratton


Kristen W. October 16, 2015
Yes, I was thinking that the apple cider would introduce quite a bit more sugar than apple cider vinegar would have, so yes, mixing them separately is a good idea.
702551 October 15, 2015
Rather than add one tablespoon each of apple cider and white vinegar to the potato salad mix, I recommend that you mix them in a separate container first and taste for desired acidity.

I'd start with one tablespoon of apple cider, then add the vinegar a bit at a time rather than the other way around. When you have your desired mix, include two tablespoons of that into your potato salad as called for in the recipe.

Good luck.
Smaug October 15, 2015
I don't know- cider vinegar is pretty pungeant, more so than most white vinegars- unless you mean that Heinz window washing stuff. I think it's going to be pretty hard to balance- better to go to the store. Bragg's makes a cider vinegar that contains the mother; I suppose you could use that to grow your own, but it takes some time.
AntoniaJames October 15, 2015
Yes! Go for it. I'd do half and half, tasting and adding a touch more vinegar, after all of the other ingredients are added and the salad is tossed, if you want it a bit sharper. Sounds delicious. ;o)
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