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Wild Cherry Liqueur



  • 1 kilo wild cherries
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup amaretto
  • 1/2 cup rectified spirit (min 70% alcohol)
  • 2 cups sugar


Rinse cherries under running water and discard of the stems. Do not stone them.


Place in a bowl and cover with sugar. Set aside for a few hours or overnight until they start producing juice.


Transfer the fruits along with all of the juice and sugar to a pot. Over low heat, keep heating the fruits for a few minutes until more juice is released and the sugar has dissolved in it.


Return cherries and syrup to the bowl, cover and press with something heavy but be careful not to destroy the fruits. Set aside to cool completely.


Place cherries along with the juice in a large jar and add alcohol. Close the jar and set aside at a dark place for at least 3 months.


After that time, remove cherries from the liqueur and filter it, using a coffee filter or a thick fabric. Pour in bottles.


Store in cool and dark place.

Wild Cherry Liqueur

I promised you more fruits and here they are. This time the form will be a bit different though. I don't usually prepare any home made alcoholic beverages because there would be no one in my household to drink it up. We don't mind an odd bottle of beer every now and then or a rather occasional glass of decent mead, but that's about it - wines, spirits and liqueurs don't do much for us. However this year I decided I would prepare some fruit liqueurs, to use for desserts or just to treat our guests with them, and I have to say I was impressed - they turned out simply delicious. Here's one of them.

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