Monday, August 25, 2014

Life's A Jar Of Cherries

 

Wondering what this is all about? Hubby is trying out a cherry liqueur recipe using sour cherries picked from Sister's tree. Although it's a simple recipe, it does takes several months for this recipe to 'cure'.

 



RECIPE FOR

Cherry Liqueur

1 lb. (450 g) sour cherries
3 cups (710 ml) vodka
1 1/2 cup (350 g) sugar
Place cherries in a jar, add vodka, cap with tight lid and mix. Stir daily during the first days, later at least once a week for 3-4 weeks. Sugar gets added at this point. There's more to the recipe here. It takes about 9 or so months till it's ready.

Now... in anticipation of it being a success next winter/spring, I've been looking on the internet for some ways to use cherry liqueur. Of course cocktails and other drinks are one way. A cocktail might be nice (not that I imbibe in those too often).
 
Although, to my way of thinking, who would want to waste it on a cocktail when one could use it for this toothsome looking Chocolate Cherry Liqueur Cake found at taste.com.au. Don't you just want to sink your teeth in this?

Source: www.taste.com.au/recipes

"Chocolate and cherries go hand in hand, and a festive tipple makes the occasion even merrier, so we've found a way to combine the two." ~ from taste.com.au

Here are two other delicious recipes you might want to try. Both are scrumptious...
 

 
Here's wishing you a 'chair of bowlies'!
Brenda
xox




11 comments:

  1. It sure does look pretty!

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  2. Be sure to let us know when the cherry liquor is ready!

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  3. It feels like a very very very very long time to wait!! I'm looking forward to black forest cake flavored with the cherry liqueur :)

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  4. Yum! Something nice to toast with and to cook with! Thanks for the recipes! xo

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  5. Yummo!! Thanks for the recipes all sound so great!
    I only wait 9 mos. for babies and even then that last month was a killer..... :-)

    Hugs!

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  6. Oooh, cherry liqueur. I don't drink cocktails, but one of my favourite pre-dinner drinks is a kir - white wine with blackcurrant liqueur - just a tablespoon or so. I'll bet this cherry liqueur would be a wonderful variation on that theme. The cherry cake looks so. very. good.

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  7. After our daughter's wedding we ended up with three partially-drunk bottles of vodka here, which I have barely started thinking about - what to do with it. Maybe some liqueur-making...?

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  8. That sound marvelous! I may have to give this a try! Especially with the Chocolate Cherry Liqueur Cake - total yum!

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  9. Cherry liqueur sounds so nice. How fun to be able to make your own. I often think about bottling some Limoncello. The cake would be perfect with the liqueur.

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  10. yummy, I like the cherry and chocolate go together part! Hope it turns out well for you.

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  11. Mmmmmmmmm.... chocolate and cherries!
    You got me!

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