My Cherries Liqueur (liquor) is a dessert cocktail that you will want to make every year. It is perfect for the holidays and makes a great Christmas stuffers gift. It’s super easy and perfect for any occasion.
I usually don’t share alcoholic drinks or cocktails, but it is the season and why not. This smooth cocktail drink only requires four ingredients and a sterilized bottle. I would not advise using any bottles because you need a wide-neck bottle. You will need to have a bottle where you can easily fit the cherries without force. You don’t want to break the cherries; they must stay whole.
This is a guilt-free recipe. All you need is to make sure that you have and good alcohol to soak the cherries. I usually use my favorite rum, Rhum Barbancourt. It is from Haiti, and you can find it in most liquor stores.
So don’t forget to add fresh cherries on your food shopping list. This is a great dessert cocktail as well.
Here is the recipe.
- 1 pound fresh cherries
- 1 pound granulated sugar
- 1 quart dark rum Rhum Barbancourt preferred
- 1 – 2 vanilla bean
- 1 large glass bottle sterilized
- Wash cherries under running water and pat dry with kitchen towel. Prick the skins of the cherries with a fine skewer or a fork. Add the cherries and vanilla pod to the glass container. Add sugar and pour rum. Store in a cool place for 6 weeks, turning every couple of days for the first 2 weeks. Serve the cherries in the liqueur.
Updated to revised text on 7/31/2020