These need to sit for 6 months. When they’re ready, the cherries will be utterly soused, about 1/2 of their normal size, and the vodka will be a gorgeous and Christmas-appropriate ruby red. The cherries are perfect for holiday cocktails, adding to desserts or nibbling straight from the jar.
Author: Garlic & Zest
Cherries (2 1/4 cups)
and pick out any bruised or damaged fruit. Use a pair of kitchen sheers to trim the stems to about 1/2" long.
Pack the cherries into a clean ball canning Jar with tight fitting lid, filling it tightly and to the top.
Use a funnel to fill the jar with
Granulated Sugar (1/3 cup)
Fill the jar to the top with
Vodka (16 fl oz)
and seal the lid on tightly.
Shake and roll the jar in your hands until the sugar has dissolved.
Place the jar in a cool dark spot for six months, rolling or shaking the jar every month.
Used 2 jars of 8 oz.
1 quart sized jar, could take anywhere from 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
Nutrition Per Serving
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