Saturday, July 22, 2017

Drunk Cherries

After receiving even more sour cherries from my mom, I was running out of ideas on what to do.  I decided to take my Tipsy Cherries up a notch and make.....well....Drunk Cherries!


Unlike my Tipsy Cherries that have just a tablespoon of liquor per jar, these cherries are swimming in nothing but liquor!  I start them the same way I start cherries when I dry them - let them macerate in sugar overnight (you can save the syrup from when you drain them for homemade Grenadine).  This gives them a bit of sweetness.  Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. 


Drunk Cherries

Ingredients:

12 cups pitted sour cherries
1 cup sugar
Preferred liquor - Rum, Vodka, Tequila, etc.

Directions:

1.  Combine the cherries and sugar.  Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

2.  Strain cherries - saving the syrup for Grenadine - and spoon cherries into mason jars.  Tap the jar on the counter as you are filling it to ensure the cherries are packed in tight.  Pour desired liquor over cherries, seal and refrigerate.  The longer they sit, the stronger they'll be.  Enjoy!!

~ Sara :)

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