Cherry Liqueur #2
Sweet cherries (Bing)
Into a quart jar, add cherries that have been cut in half and pitted. Add
alcohol and water to cover cherries. Macerate - tightly covered 2 to 3 weeks
at room temperature, shaking daily. Filter through cheesecloth and then
through a coffee filter; add simple syrup and lemon extract (optional). Next
add (top with) water to bring the total volume up to 25.4 ounces. The
liqueur is very good at this point; it will become smoother if it is aged
for a few weeks or more.
You can also make this recipe using 80-proof vodka, 16 oz. (476 ml.).
Makes 750 ml.