Sweet Cherry Cordial
The fresh flavor of either sweet or tart cherries is transformed into a deliciously intoxicating beverage in this simple recipe for cherry cordial.
This recipe uses fresh cherries and vodka; nothing else. Use tart cherries for a tangier flavor (additional sugar optional), or brandy instead of vodka, but you'll enjoy the results with any of these variations.
Rinse the cherries well and remove the stems. Place them into a large glass jar or non-reactive container (approximately 1/2 gallon).
Pour in the the vodka or brandy, making sure all of the cherries are completely covered by the liquid. Seal the container tightly and place in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month, preferably 2.
Decant the cherry cordial into another bottle. Reserve the cherries for cooking or eating. You'll find that they pack a deliciously alcoholic punch!