Put all the ingredients called for in the recipe of your choice, except vinegar, in a one-gallon glass jar.
Heat the vinegar in a non-aluminum pot- but do not boil - and pour about half over the herb mixture.
Crush and bruise the herbs with a wooden spoon to release their flavor into the vingar. Top off the jar with the remaining vinegar.
Cover the glass jar with a non-metallic lid and store in a cool, dry place for two weeks. Strain the vinegar and pour into display bottles. Add sprigs of fresh herbs to each bottle for visual interest if desired.