Cherry Liqueur #1
Pick plump, shiny, well-coloured fruit with green stems, avoiding dark
coloured stems. Season is late April to August. DO NOT rince until use. Use
cherries as soon as ripe. Wash, stem, and towel dry cherries and place in a
jar. Pour sugar over the cherries, followed by the vodka. DO NOT mix them.
Cover with lid and store on a shelf for 3 months without disturbing, then
strain. Liqueur is ready to serve. Recipe can be varied with extracts
(chocolate, mint, orange, etc). Add approximately 1 teaspoon of extract to
finished liqueur and let sit for another few weeks. Experiment with small
portions of flavorings to find your desired taste. Container: Wide mouth
Cherry Liqueur is one of the most rewarding, whole-flavored liqueurs you can
make. There are many varieties of cherry liqueurs on the market; this recipe
is a general simulation of many. It is excellent when sipped or in mixed
drinks. Make during cherry season to keep the cost reasonable. Well worth
the time and effort.