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Friday, June 19, 2009

Cherry Vodka Recipe

Vodka Cherries

2.5 Cups of Cherries
12.7 ounces of Vodka
5 ounces of Simple Syrup*
2-6 drops of Lemon extract

Simple Syrup
• One part water
• Two parts sugar
On medium heat—slowly heat the mixture of water and sugar—stirring frequently to ensure the mixture doesn’t boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and put aside.
(If possible use a double boiler—it is easier).
The mixture can be sealed and kept for several months. You can also use Brown sugar or a Light colored honey in place of sugar

Vodka Cherry preparation
• In a quart jar, add cherries that have been pitted and cut in half.
• Add vodka and water to cover cherries
• Tightly cover contents in jar and let cherries soak for 2-3 weeks
• Filter the contents thru cheesecloth first, then thru a coffee filter.
• Add the Simple syrup and lemon extract to the remaining filtered liquid
• Top off with distilled water bringing the total volume to 25.4 ounces.


Jennifer Wilbur said...

Yes! Now, I just have to go buy some cherries. I don't have a tree, so I'll have to find them at the farmers' market. Or worse, the grocery store. :)

Kellan said...

YUM! My friend, Pam, and I are always looking for new and yummy cocktails to try and this is definitely going on my list.

Hope you are good, Jeanne - have a good weekend!


Katya said...

Oh my...I could have used this on Thursday!!!! It seemed much more like a Monday. Or, maybe it was just Murphy's Law in effect!!!!

dawn said...

Oh that looks good. I probably won't make it; too impatient. I would eat the cherries and drink the vodka in prepared juice or straight up if I had to ;-) .

Anonymous said...

OMG, I have to try it. Thanks! :-) and love the pic.

Robin said...

Hmmm... I happen to have a few cups of yellow cherries sitting in my fridge. Wouldn't give that rich color, but I bet it would taste awfully good.

Hayden said...

gorgeous color!