This one comes from my Mum…
Last year Giles made some blackberry vodka – it is yummy. It set me thinking about what other fruit could be used. I had a lot of cherries given me and although I love them I could only eat so many! I made a cherry pie and then thought about steeping some in vodka. I made it the same way that Giles did his blackberry one, and will let you all know the result in about three to four months time.
I will try it with other summer fruits when they are ripe and report on that too!
1lb/450g of Cherries, chopped
½lb/225g Unrefined Sugar
1 Chop the cherries into smallish pieces and place them in a large jar.
2 Add the sugar.
3 Pour over the vodka until just covering the chopped cherries.
4 Seal and then shake the jar every day until the sugar is dissolved.
5 Place in a dark cupboard for three to four months, strain and serve.
6 Serve on its own or topped up with a sparkling wine.