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Dark Cherry Liqueur

Dark Cherry Liqueur

This Dark Cherry Liqueur is the perfect way to preserve cherries! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Steeping 2-3 months 60 days
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds cherries
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 750 milliliter vodka 80 Proof


  • Pit the cherries and place them in a glass container large enough to hold them, the vodka and the sugar.  Add the vodka and sugar to the jar.  Shake to dissolve the sugar.  Steep in a cool, dark place for 8 weeks.
  • The original recipe tells you at 8 weeks to strain out the solids and then add 1/2 cup of simple sugar syrup and age for 2 to 3 months.  I obviously skip this step.  I just let mine age with the cherries in it for about 3 months and then start fishing out the cherries as I need (or want) them!


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg