Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Makes a delicious plum “wine”. CB. Regards, CB, What a wonderful idea! So are you hot water bathing these to seal? 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. CB. They are great to eat fresh and even better to jar for the winter in some vodka. I’d love to know what you create with your vodka soaked cherries. Cover and place in a cool location for 4 to 30 days. CB, Those cherries look amazing. This method is actually just a way to preserve fruit with alcohol. I don’t find that the “harshness” of the vodka is transferred to the cherries. Apr 1, 2013 - recipe: sweet cherries, canning cherries, canning, preserving, seasonal recipe, cherries Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the Supper in the Suburbs Privacy Policy. I will have to go back out and pick some more cherries tomorrow as I stoned all the ones that I picked today. I was actually making cherry brandy and hadn’t thought to simply preserve some cherries. 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. Thanks for the idea! Is it possible that your cherries were starting to spoil before you put them in the jar? I love eating fresh cherries so it will be difficult to spare some … what am I saying? You could, of course, use a heavier syrup if you so desire.You also don't have to pit, though the cherries might crack in the canning process. This looks like a wonderfully full flavored serving of fruit to ME! I hope this answers your question. Wash and dry the cherries; do not remove the stems. Pour over the vodka, seal the jars and shake well. I used my leftover cherries to start a Rumtopf. Hi Homer, Thanks for the inspiration. Then you simply add them to a jar along with the alcohol, sugar and spices. I have only tried cherries and berries personally, but many others use citrus, all stone fruits, cranberries, strawberries and apples. She also advised me to rotate the jars every month or so. Oh my, the things you can do with fruit and vodka! It’s also beyond simple to make boozy cherries that you can later eat over ice cream or dip in chocolate. You will know that the cherries are ready when the vodka turns a deep dark red. You can use any cherry that you find to be tasty. Enjoy responsibly! I have included both means for preserving this brandied cherry recipe. Firmy pack as many cherries as you can into the jar without smashing up the fruit. I don’t refrigerate. In a clean, sterilised jar add the blueberries and the cooled sugar syrup. I also never give them to my friends who are in AA. Oddly, the harsh is transferred to the cherries. I shared on Facebook as I know I have followers who will LOVE this recipe. Thanks for your question. 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. Regards, I have just done a very similar thing with brandy. CB. ( Log Out /  Seal up the jar. How in the heck do you wait 4 MONTHS? OK Just put up 5 small jars of the cherries Wondering about the seal on them?? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures. Please pass on your vanilla extract recipe at your convenience. this makes sense. Thanks Mamma G. I have not experienced this before. There are many, many old recipes for preserving fruit in alcohol, and relatively few of them suggest canning. I have a question. Cap the bottles and shake a few times to dissolve the sugar. www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2012/08/09/homemade-brandied-cherries How to preserve cherries – the easiest way of preserving cherries, either sweet or sour, in a low sugar way: only 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste) per jar. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. With a nut pick or a sharp needle, prick each cherry in several places. I use these to make Vodkakirshin – chocolate covered vodka soaked cherries. Thanks, Hi Betty Lou’ Sorry, I don’t know much about this…. caster sugar, cherries, star anise, vanilla pod, vodka. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat and allow to cool down slightly. Hi Momis, 500ml Vodka . Your Manhattans will thank you. Of course I will be making some. CB, Oh my goodness. I always raw pack cherries because I find that easier but hot pack is for sure doable, if you're inclined to do … Are you using expensive vodka or the cheap stuff? To make limoncello (or any other fruit ‘cello’), first you simply soak the chopped fruit in vodka. I can’t wait to try it with cherries!! 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. Regards, Like you with Vodka, I am not a fan! 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. Leave them in a dark cupboard for up to 6 months, shaking regularly. CB. It was a great learning experience and now that I have spent a year tasting the results, I’m happy to share these 10 terrific ways to preserve cherries… Frozen cherries Cherries freeze really well, and you can use them throughout the year in smoothies, cobblers, and more (my personal favorite is snacking on them straight from the freezer). They will still be firm and taste great long after 4 months. Regards, Place the cherries in two 20-ounce bottles or jars. This sounds wonderful but I can’t get cherries this time of year. Enjoy! I’ve never used grapes, but I’m guessing they will end up mushy. Fill the jar with vodka, leaving a 1/4″ headspace. Regards, This year I am in the midst of knitting a blanket and trying out a new sweater pattern and won’t have time to go that route, so this will be a fun change! I did not add one bit of sugar and still turned out very well. 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