Zesty DIY Homemade Mustard


3/4 cup brown mustard seeds
1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds
1 cup dark beer, or more as needed
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper


3 ½ pint canning jars with lids and rings
food processor
assorted measuring spoons and cups
Bormiolli Rocco Vintage Bottles
or Le Parfait Terrines

Our mustard recipe uses only a couple of key ingredients, including apple cider vinegar to brighten the taste and brown sugar for a little sweetness. This is a great recipe for beginning home cooks because of the ease of its preparation. The hardest part is waiting. It takes a night for the mustard seeds to absorb the beer and a week to really bring the flavors together. Once you’ve taken the time to make your own mustard, you’re never going to look at store-bought mustard the same way again.

Step one:

Mix brown mustard seeds, yellow mustard seeds and 1 cup dark beer. We chose a dark porter that has a lot of sweet, deep notes. Makes sure you choose a beer that you enjoy, as it will be the backbone of your mustard’s flavor.  If the mustard seeds soak up the beer too quickly…add a splash more beer.

Step two:

Cover the beer-soaked mustard seeds and rest in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Step three:

Blend the mustard. Transfer the soaked mustard seeds to a food processor along with the garlic, brown sugar, salt and black pepper.

Step four:

Add the apple cider vinegar. Choose the one that you like the most.

Step five:

Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

Step six:

Pack the mustard into your clean jars. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue.

Refrigerate the jars of mustard for two weeks before using.

Be known as the mustard meister among your friends

We all have our favorite uses of mustard, like on warm pretzels and sausages, but mustard makes a great additional to glazes, pan sauces and vinaigrette. By changing up the beer, you can tailor your mustard for different kinds of meats, deli salads or to particular tastes when you’re giving it as a gift.