Sour Cherry Vodka LiqueurPosted: December 19, 2012
The Evans Cherry is a local, beautiful, bright red sour cherry that grows rampant in the backyards of Edmonton homes. Justin and I went out with Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton this summer and picked hundreds of these little beauties. They were ripe and plump and juicy – and perfect for a liqueur! This recipe was super simple to make, the key is giving it time to sit, for months actually.
Next, we mixed the cherries and the vodka into these big Tupperware containers, and placed it in a cool, dark place for a very, very long time.
I think the cherries liked their new home! Every 2-3 weeks, we stirred the cherries, to make sure that the flavours were mixing. Half way through, we added the sugar, and kept on stirring every 2-3 weeks.
After 5 months, here it is! The colour was beautifully dark red, almost like a wine.
We made sour cherry martinis for a delightful holiday drink.This stuff was well worth the 5 month wait.
Jacquie’s Awesome Homemade Sour Cherry Vodka Liqueur
For the liqueur, you will need:
10 cups of sour cherries
2 40s of vodka
6.5 cups of sugar
For the sour cherry martinis, you will need:
2 oz sour cherry liqueur
3/4 cup Club Soda
For the liqueur, combine cherries and vodka together in a large Tupperware container. Store in a cool, dark place. Stir every 2-3 weeks. After 3 months, add sugar. Continue to stir every 2-3 weeks. After 5 months, strain all liquid from cherries and bottle. Enjoy as an after dinner liqueur or in sour cherry martinis.
For the martinis, combine all ingredients. Enjoy, a lot!