Cherry Liqueur 1
 
Cherries make a great liqueur with a sweet, tangy flavor. It is very romantic and tasty.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 3 Cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound Bing cherries
  • 1/2 pound granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups vodka
Instructions
  1. DO NOT rinse cherries until ready to make the liqueur. Use cherries as soon as ripe.
  2. Wash, stem, and towel dry cherries and place in a jar.
  3. Pour sugar over the cherries, followed by the vodka. DO NOT mix them.
  4. Cover with lid and store on a shelf for 3 months without disturbing, then strain.
  5. Liqueur is ready to serve.
  6. Recipe can be varied with extracts (chocolate, mint, orange, etc).
  7. Add approximately 1 teaspoon of extract to finished liqueur and let sit for another few weeks.
Notes
Pick plump, shiny, well-colored fruit with green stems, avoiding dark colored stems. Season is late April to August. Experiment with small portions of flavorings to find your desired taste. Container: Wide mouth quart jar.
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