caster sugar, cherries, star anise, vanilla pod, vodka. Sterilise your jars by washing them in hot, soapy water before rinsing them thoroughly. I’m Emma. We have done this same thing in large jars with our plums. Please pass on your vanilla extract recipe at your convenience. We … Strain and reserve vodka. I don’t like the texture or the presentation of the cherry if it is pitted. CB, What a pretty color! Put cherries into fermenting bin or bucket, cover with 3 litres/6 pints hot water and leave for 2 days. This method is actually just a way to preserve fruit with alcohol. CB. Thanks for the inspiration. Problem solved. Regards, Add the whole vanilla pod and then pour over the vodka so all the fruit is completely covered. CB. These boozy cherry bombs are infused with vodka, star anise and vanilla. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat and allow to cool down slightly. Great news! It's just convenient for us to pit prior to canning. It seems like you leave the pits in the cherries? CB. CB. I am making these and I am SO counting them as a serving of fruit. Was going to try banana, but cherry extract goes in lots of things. Hi. Store the cherries in a cool dark place for a minimum of 4 weeks and for a maximum of 6 months. Both the vodka and gin cherries had a jarring, acrid, alcoholic bite, which failed to mesh with the cherry notes—but at least the cherry notes were there. Required fields are marked *. Hope this helps. Best of success. According to blogger Lisa of Garlic and Zest, preserving cherries in vodka could take up to six months. In a clean, sterilised jar add the blueberries and the cooled sugar syrup. Regards, I did not add one bit of sugar and still turned out very well. I’ve been making these flavored cherries for a few years and they are always a great companion to dessert on  special occasions. If you’ve been following the blog for some time you will know that I am obsessed with pickled fruits and veggies. Cover and place in a cool location for 4 to 30 days. Alcohol to cover (high % - vodka, grappa, rum, triple sec, etc) Optional add-ins: cinnamon stick, vanilla bean or extract, cloves. Pack the cherries into the sterilised jars along with the star anise, vanilla pods and caster sugar. Shared this on FB as well as my blog on Christmas presents last week. 1. This is going on my must do list, thank you! Add campden tablet if using. Wash and dry the cherries before removing the stems and pips. Believe you me, it will be worth he wait! Of course I will be making some. Does it make a difference? Not a fan of maraschino cherries? Cherry Liqueur Recipe (Ciliegia Cello) Combine 2 pounds washed, stemmed, pitted, and crushed cherries with 750 ml vodka in a half-gallon or larger pickling crock or glass jar. Regards, You can even easily freeze big batches of cherries to add to smoothies, or to use in recipes later down the road. HI Farmmom, I filled a jar with those and of course the vodka. Thanks for sharing this with us. But just curious if Tequila works the same. Here’s the problem. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Preserving Fruit in Alcohol: I have a paranoia around canning.Before you give me flack, I recognize it is a useful thing, and the following is just my opinion.I never thought about it until recently, but botulism is a surefire way to die in any kind of situation where you can'… Booze! I will have to go back out and pick some more cherries tomorrow as I stoned all the ones that I picked today. Regards, Do you want the recipe? I shared on Facebook as I know I have followers who will LOVE this recipe. Now, put it aside in your cantina or cold cellar and WAIT! you can use brandy or bourbon! Leave them in a dark cupboard for up to 6 months, shaking regularly. Whether you plan on preserving brandied cherries for long-term shelf storage through canning or storing them in the fridge, just do it. I recall some older relatives reminisce about this tradition. I’ve never used grapes, but I’m guessing they will end up mushy. Ingredients. We have a lot of cherries this year. I add nothing but Vodka and cherries. I use these to make Vodkakirshin – chocolate covered vodka soaked cherries. Firmy pack as many cherries as you can into the jar without smashing up the fruit. Although this method is not practical for preserving large amounts of fruit, it makes a delicious treat that has many culinary uses or is great on its own. Hope to see you back. CB. She also advised me to rotate the jars every month or so. In the end, you end up with some “drunken fruit” (good as a dessert topping) and a flavorful alcohol that can be used to make dazzling cocktails, punch, deserts or … ( Log Out /  CB, Hi Barbara, I DO leave the pit in the cherry because removing it always bruises the fruit and makes it mushy as it stores. Thanks! Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop. There are many, many old recipes for preserving fruit in alcohol, and relatively few of them suggest canning. Be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see! I’ll be featuring you this week on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop, so please come grab a featured button (I didn’t see the link-back to the party, but I’m sure it’s here somewhere). Best of success. Apr 1, 2013 - recipe: sweet cherries, canning cherries, canning, preserving, seasonal recipe, cherries Extra light is 1 1/4 Cups of Sugar to 5 1/2 Cups of Water. Want to work with me? http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com, Hi Kathy, These cherries are a sweet treat for adults only! A local tree is dripping with fruit. But my cherry haul was so large that I needed to come up with another way of preserving the luscious bounty before me. Nice additions. Try canning cherries to keep a stock in your pantry for pies, desserts, or other baking needs. Followed you from the Homestead Barn Hop. it’s called “Cherry Bounce” in Door County, they use the tart pie cherries. The cherries will float so you will have to eyeball this, though shaking for 30 seconds usually works well enough. CB. Hi Sheri, Thanks for the idea! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Using a canning funnel (just because it’s easier), drop your cherries into a clean mason jar. You will know that the cherries are ready when the vodka turns a deep dark red. I am still enjoying a jar from last year. I think I’ve found my next extract to make! We always enjoy homemade gifts and I usually knit or crochet something. Should we eat them now OR through them away? Some of the best cherries to make infused vodka with are Rainier, Bing and Royal Ann’s (yellow-red). We like to start with the deep, red Bings that are in season right now. How in the heck do you wait 4 MONTHS? I shall be adding more fruit as it becomes available, Hi Arty, Hi Amanda, Regards, The quantity of sugar that you add is really up to your taste – I find most recipes too sweet so I reduce the amount of sugar but unlike with jams, where the sugar is required as a preservative, the alcohol will do that job instead. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Your email will NEVER be shared. Thanks for sharring my post. Make maraschino cherries for a tasty treat or addition to cocktails. Hi Dawn, Always look forward to your posts and hope you’ll be back tomorrow: http://wp.me/p2urYY-144, HI Jenny, Regards, Is it possible that some of your cherries were starting to spoil before you canned them and now they are starting to ferment? Could I use grapes instead of cherries? Place the cherries in two 20-ounce bottles or jars. I push and the lid gives a bit. I hope you begin the tradition of “drunken cherries” this Christmas. Your family & friends are going to love them! I don’t because the alcohol will prevent spoilage. In doing so, the cherries will remain submersed in the vodka. I’d love to know what you create with your vodka soaked cherries. Regards, Supper in the Suburbs is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. Hi Kat, Store in a cool dark place for 6 months before using, shaking the bottles from time to time. Like you with Vodka, I am not a fan! Take your pick! Do I have to turn the jar upside-down from time to time? Serve when the chocolate has hardened. Hi Momis, I’m not sure because there aren’t all the cherries in the vodka. By the time they’re ready, the cherries will be utterly soused, about 1/2 of their … CB, Your recipe was a hit. How To Make The Crunchiest Dill Pickles Ever! CB. CB. When I found myself with a huge bag of fresh cherries my first instinct was to pickle them. I’ve used the recipe often, and found that it adapts to many other fruits, such as strawberries, cherries, and surprising, also to rhubarb. Hope you give it a try. Rum Soaked Preserved Cherries are exactly what they sound like. Best of success, That’s when I had a brainwave. I never found a recipe. The Chicken Chick I’d like to know how you make out. Jul 30, 2013 - Ontario Bing cherries are now in at farmer’s markets. Hope this helps, Let sit for at least 3-4 days. Thanks for your comments. Regards, When you have a plethora of cherries, there are plenty of ways to preserve them so you can enjoy them for months to come. Bookmarking this now! I have a dear friend who is from the UP (Michigan:) The only time I have ever had Drunkin Cherries was at her house on Christmas Eve~ I can’t wait to try this recipe….she is no longer here….but I am going to make these cherries and have them this Christmas Eve~ Thank you Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines, Hi Lynn & thank you for your comments. I want to make many many small jars to give away. Fill the jar with vodka, leaving a 1/4″ headspace. Hi Homer, What do I love almost as much as pickling? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Your family and friends will appreciate your gifts. Regards, CB. Mini Baked Orange and Ginger Cheesecakes (vegan), Naked Christmas Cake with Glazed Nuts and Cherries, Cranberry & Amaretto, a Christmas Cocktail, Cranberry Aperol Spritz, a Christmas Cocktail, Spoon over desserts like vanilla ice cream or dark chocolate brownies, Add to pies or crumbles for a boozy pudding, Serve alongside a cheeseboard or charcuterie platter, Place in the centre of homemade chocolate truffles or simply dip in dark chocolate for an alcoholic treat, Use as a cherry infused spirit for cocktails or to add to a punch, Spoon over sponge cakes or lady fingers in a trifle, Add to jams and jellies to give them a boozy kick. CB. 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