Creating Cherry Mint Liqueur in summertime is a wonderful exercise in bringing that season to colder weather. This breath of July makes a great treat in the chill of January, whether served over ice cream or included in bright cocktails.

Cherry-Mint Liqueur

Cherry Mint Liqueur
Cherries and mint are two flavors that only find themselves wonderfully paired in very special situations, such as this delicious liqueur.
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
  • 2 1/2 Cups sweet bing cherries, pitted
  • 10 crushed cherry stones
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • sliced peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Cups vodka
  • 1/2 Cup sugar (not sugar syrup)
  1. Remove the stems from the cherries, cut in half, and remove the pits.
  2. Crush the cherries lightly.
  3. Crush about 10 of the cherry stones by placing them in a plastic or cloth bag and hitting with a hammer.
  4. Place crushed pits and cherries in a quart jar.
  5. Add the sugar, then the vodka.
  6. Close the jar tightly and place in the sun daily for 1 week.
  7. Then set the jar in a cool dark place for 4 weeks.
  8. Strain and filter.
  9. Let mature at least 2 months.

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