Earthy Delights Recipe

Cherry Cordial

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.

1 lb fresh sweet or tart cherries
1 750 ml bottle vodka or brandy



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!