December 4, 2023


I admit it, I’m hooked on mustard! I can depend at the least seven totally different sorts of open jars in my fridge, all in various phases of vacancy.

It’s an issue I can cope with.

With that being mentioned, mustard is likely one of the best and most cost-effective condiments you may produce your self. Immediately I’m going to make Merlot Grainy Mustard utilizing a bottle of Soiled Laundry Cabernet Merlot 2010. As I’ve mentioned earlier than, in case you received’t drink it don’t cook dinner with it. Taste and high quality all the time matter.

This mustard will go completely on something from a sandwich to your favourite roast. On the finish of the recipe I’ll add some options to the purple wine model. Like all meals, mess around with it till you obtain your model of perfection. The merlot model comes out a stupendous pink color.


1 cup Soiled Laundry Merlot 2010

1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds

1/2 cup brown mustard seeds (typically known as black)

1 cup purple wine vinegar (cider, malt white wine or champagne may even work)

Salt to style


Place the 2 sorts of mustard seeds right into a non-reactive bowl. Pour the purple wine vinegar and the merlot on prime of them. Stir and canopy with plastic wrap. Go away this bowl coated on a counter for one to 2 days. Don’t be tempted to hurry this course of together with somewhat bit of warmth. Mustard doesn’t react nicely to warmth and you’ll lose the flavors you might be searching for.

After the mustard seed combine has sat a day or two the seeds can have absorbed the vinegar and merlot flavors.

Empty the contents of the bowl right into a meals processor or use a hand immersion blender and course of till you get the feel you might be searching for. You’re by no means going to get the advantageous texture of Dijon mustard. In case you discover it’s a bit thick add somewhat little bit of water to attain the smoothness you need. Mine wanted no further liquid. Add the salt to style and a little bit of brown sugar if you wish to add some sweetness to it. Give it one final combine. Bottle in a mason jar and retailer within the fridge. This may last as long as a month within the fridge. In case you are something like me although, it’s going to solely final a pair weeks.

Now it’s possible you’ll be tempted to make use of instantly, don’t. It will likely be somewhat harsh at this stage. Its taste will mellow in a day or so. It would additionally thicken barely.

Variations on the recipe:

If making a variation it would be best to take away the purple wine side of the recipe and substitute it with water or a desired flavoring liquid and the vinegar of selection.


Honey — 4 tbsp.

Tomato — 2 tbsp. tomato paste

Port as an alternative of Merlot

Tarragon — 2 tbsp. recent tarragon

Rosemary — 2 tbsp. recent rosemary

Balsamic — 3 to 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Creole — 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Mango — 1/4 cup mango purée and 1/4 cup mashed recent

Roasted garlic — 4 tbsp.

Horseradish — 2 tbsp. horseradish sauce