How much vinegar can I use in a lollipop recipe without upsetting the "setting up" of the candy? There is a remedy for hiccups that uses sugar and vinegar as an instant cure and I desperately need to try to get as much vinegar into the mix as I can. Never made candy before! Please help.
The highest ratio I found was 3 cups sugar to 1 1/2 cups vinegar (Dottie's Vinegar Candy Recipe). That, however, was specifically for a soft candy--taffy.
I'm not sure whether the higher ratio means that that mixture could not reach hard ball stage if heated high enough or if it's merely the choice of the recipe writer to make a softer candy.