Cherry Liquor is an all season drink that can be enjoyed with springtime cherries! Recipes for Cherry Liquor are shared between family members; served over ice in the warmer months and at room temperature during the colder months. With a few ingredients and patience, it is easy to make the cherry liquor. There are two options to choose from for the volume alcohol.
1 pound pitted cherries.
1 liter of 75% or 90% alcohol
1 large pitcher or jar with a tightened lid that holds 2 liters of liquid.
STRONGER LIQUOR Recipe is for 37% alcoholl volume.
1-2 pounds pitted cherries
600 grams of sugar (2 3/4 cups)
1100 millilitres of water (2 1/3 cups of water)
OR for less volume of alcohol
WEAKER LIQUOR Recipe is modified for 29% alcohol volume.
1-2 pounds of pitted cherries
770 grams of sugar (3 1/4 cups)
1300 milliliters of water (3 1/4 cups of water)
Cherry Liquor Preparation
WIth a cherry pitter, or a knife, remove the nut from the center of the cherry and discard. Place cherries into a large container, add the alcohol, seal, and set aside.
In a sauce pan over medium heat add water and sugar. Stirring constantly for 7 minutes allow the sugar to dissolve, and the simple syrup to thicken. Allow simple syrup to cool for 30 minutes; add sugar water to cherries soaked in liquor. Seal and place into the refrigerator if serving during the springtime or summer.
Best served at room temperature during the colder months.
By: Kimberly Crocker Scardicchio