Dark Cherry Liqueur
This Dark Cherry Liqueur is the perfect way to preserve cherries!
- 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