Sour Cherry Liqueur
Yes, you can make pie, cakes, gelato, sorbet or various other things with sour cherries.Â I like to make booze with them.Â This incredibly easy recipe makes the most fabulous sipping liqueur.
6 liters of Manitoba sour cherries.Â Pits and all
26 oz vodka
7 cups sugar.
Give the cherries a quick rinse if they are dirty.Â Put them in a large plastic or glass container (not metal).Â Sprinkle the sugar on top, mix it in with a wooden spoon while sprinkling.
Add the vodka, mix it all in.Â Â Stir until the sugar is all dissolved.
Put a lid on, shake it up a bit, and sit it on your countertop or somewhere where you will see it every day.
Every day for 5-6 weeks give the pail a quick shake.Â Don't open it and sneak a cherry or two.Â Patience is a virtue with this.
After 6 weeks, strain the liquid though cheese cloth.Â Let the cherries drain for a few hours, and squeeze out the precious liquid with your hands.
Store in mason jars.Â Serve with carbonated water, over ice cream, or sip from a small glass.Â Bring as a hostess gift and everyone will love you.