My favorite vinegar is rice wine vinegar, but If I could have only one vinegar in the house it would be white vinegar, because I can make a fair imitation of other vinegars with it by adding ingredients such as water, juice, wine or sweeteners.
Cider vingegar - white vinegar and apple juice. Once I didn't have apple juice, but had apple flavored drink mix (Walmart's version of crystal light) and used that instead (the prepared drink, not the powder).
Wine vinegar - white vinegar, grape juice or wine, sweetener or water
Rice wine vinegar white vinegar, water, sugar or Splenda
Balsamic - (haven't found a way to make a good balsamic vinegar substitute, but I have found a way to make a cheap balsamic taste a bit more like a better balsamic by adding a bit of molasses).
Last edited by kaplods; 02-24-2009 at 05:02 PM.