Beer pickled onions – cheers!!

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Preparation time: 10 mi
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 3 onions – peeled, quartered and the layers separated
  • 440 ml quality beer
  • 250 ml white wine vinegar
  • 130 g sugar
  • 10 juniper berries
  • 5 black pepper corns
  • good pinch of salt
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 birds eye chilli – halved lengthwise (optional)


Bring all the ingredients except the onions to the boil.

Remove from the heat, stir in the onion and cover the pan with cling film. Let it cool down to room temperature and it is ready to serve.

The flavour will improve over 48 hours. Store in a sterilized jar in the fridge for up to a month.

Remove the chilli before bottling if you do not want add any further heat.

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