Monday, May 11, 2009

Homemade Liqueurs... Cherry flavored

Homemade Cherry Flavored Liqueur
See the last few days for detailed info on the basics of making homemade Liqueurs.

Whole Cherry Liqueur

2 lbs ripe Bing Cherries
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Sliced & scraped peel of 1/2 lemon
2 cups brandy
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup sugar syrup

Pull stems from half of the cherries. Cut the stems from the other half of cherries just at the top so the inner fruit is exposed. Pierce all the cherries down to the stone with 4 or 5 holes. Place cherries in Qt jar. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & let disolve. Add lemon peel & shake gently.

Add brandy & vodka to cover cherries. Close jar & store in warm place (75 degrees) for 6 weeks undisturbed. Strain, filter & squeeze all the juice from the cherries. Add sugar syrup. Shake well & let mature at least 1 week.

Label with custom labels & date.
Serve straight up, or in iced tea

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