Sour cherries grow mostly in Europe, from the Balkans north to Denmark and well into Asia, with some production in northern Africa. They are not cultivated commercially in the Americas. They are used to make Kirsch and other fine liqueurs, wines and foods. Sour cherries are also very popular in Iran, Formosa and Central and Eastern Europe.

Sour Cherry Vodka Liqueur
 
One could easily say that sour cherries don't seem an appealing choice for liqueur making, but indeed they produce outstanding results in this delectable recipe.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 2 Cups
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds sour cherries; pitted (about 2 3/4 Cups)
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups vodka
Instructions
  1. Put the cherries into a 1-quart Mason jar, and cover with the sugar. Seal the jar and shake it several times, until the cherries are well coated with sugar. Add the vodka, reseal and shake the jar a few more times to mix. Set aside in a cool, dark place for 4 weeks.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a 4-cup glass measuring Cup. If desired, transfer the liqueur to a decanter.
  3. The Sour Cherry Vodka should be ready to drink immediately and has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months.
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