Cherry Liqueur

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 2400hrs 15mins
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix vodka, brandy and sugar in a large glass measure or medium mixing bowl; stir well to dissolve.
  • Cut each washed cherry slightly to open, leave in pits.
  • Place cherries in two sterile, quart wide mouth jars or one larger aging container.
  • Pour liquid mixture over cherries; stir and cap with tight lids.
  • For the first two weeks, shake jars several times.
  • Let age in a cool, dark place for at least 3 months for best flavor.
  • Strain off liqueur through a wire mesh strainer and discard cherries.
  • Rebottle as desired.
  • Liqueur is ready in 3 months.
  • VARIATIONS:Almond-Cherry Liqueur: For a more prominent"almond" flavor, pit all or part of the cherries.
  • Place cherry pits in a clean cloth and hit with a hammer to break them up slightly.
  • Put broken pits and pitted cherries in jars or large container and continue as directed.
  • Sugarless Cherry Liqueur: Substitute 1 cup apple juice concentrate, undiluted, for the sugar in the Cherry Liqueur recipe.
  • Proceed as directed.
  • The"sugars" present will be natural fruit sugars rather than the granulated processed sugars.
  • Taste is excellent; aging is the same.
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