Thanks for answering my question. Wipe the rim with a clean, … OK I have now done 20 batches of your wonderful cherries Problem?? Just as the rum-infused cherries reigned supreme, so did the the cherry-rum. Regards, A serving of fruit and a serving of happiness. I push and the lid gives a bit. http://www.herbanmomma.com/2013/08/wildcrafting-wednesday-8-7-13/. The sweetness of this cherry will infuse with the vodka and make a sweet syrup to accompany your vodka cherries. CB. I didn’t realize something so lovely was so easily made! 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. This sounds wonderful but I can’t get cherries this time of year. Something I’ve always wanted to do. So far, the strategy has worked with both cookout condiments and sundae toppers, so we took the same approach with our cherries. I think I’ve found my next extract to make! This is going on my must do list, thank you! CB, What a wonderful idea! I did not add one bit of sugar and still turned out very well. Canning brandied cherries is one method for preserving this delicious summertime stone fruit, however, there are more options available. Well solutions abound. Change ), Enter your email address to follow City Boy Hens and receive notifications of new posts by email. Are you using expensive vodka or the cheap stuff? I add nothing but Vodka and cherries. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Regards, Regards, I don’t like the texture or the presentation of the cherry if it is pitted. Oh my, the things you can do with fruit and vodka! Make sure everything is covered, and there are no air pockets. Regards, Best of success. Love your blog! Hey Brooke, Christmas is about stories and you just started a new chapter for me. Regards, Cook's tip. Add the sugar and enough of the brandy to cover the cherries. Maraschino cherries lose many vitamins and minerals during the bleaching and … CB. CB, Those cherries look amazing. Regards, Hope this helps. I’m not a fan of vodka either as a rule. They are great to eat fresh and even better to jar for the winter in some vodka. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. How To Make The Crunchiest Dill Pickles Ever! Place a stainless steel or non-reactive … CB, What a pretty color! Follow the steps, label your jars with the month and year, and put them away in a dark place like a cupboard. Cheers, I used my leftover cherries to start a Rumtopf. Regards, Verdict: Rum (Are you sensing a pattern?). Could I use grapes instead of cherries? We here at Supercall Labs don’t believe any liquor-infused project should require more than three steps: Add liquor, wait, enjoy. Step 2: Layer. Oddly, the harsh is transferred to the cherries. Enjoy! Regards, Thanks for the compliment! You should pack the jar pretty tight with cherries so that they won’t float. Visiting from Creative Home Expressions Blog hop. Thanks for all your help, Marise, Hi Marise, Never tried Tequila. Kathy Shea Mormino CB. I’d like to know how you make out. Save those tasty treats for later in the year by learning a few simple ways to preserve cherries. Regards, Stir to coat cherries. Do they need to be refrigerated? In a pan heat the water and dissolve the sugar, stirring to prevent scorching. We pit the cherries, first and then process quarts of them in an extra light sugar syrup. Preserved cherries can be stored for months, even a year and change, in the fridge or unopened in a cool, dry space. This seems simpler than the limoncello I did a few months ago http://halitrax.com/2013/04/29/la-la-la-limoncello/ Hope I can get some cherries to try it soon! In fact it tastes like  sweet cherry juice with a hint of vodka, minus the harsher alcohol taste of vodka “straight up”. Low in nutrients. Regards, Get creative ), Verdict: Rum (But not as good as before.). If the lids are bulging, it sounds like there may be a fermentation occurring. Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! I missed the ” (I’m not used to this mesure), so I have to fill up the jar almost to the brim. CB. Do you want the recipe? Hi Momis, If it were me….I’d wait for a local Bing cherry. We plopped the fruits—pits, stems and all—into five jars filled with five different spirits (vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and gin) and let them soak. Turns out just wonderful. CB, Hi Cara, Frozen cherries. Seal the jar and invert several times to help dissolve the sugar. Pour alcohol over it. I just read it once more. As well as resulting in a deliciously flavoured liqueur, the fruit can be fished out and is delicious with vanilla ice-cream, while the cherries can be used to make a wicked black forest gateaux or used as a fancy cocktail garnish. I’ve never used grapes, but I’m guessing they will end up mushy. Maraschino cherries are great (especially when you opt for the artisanal version over the syrupy, neon red sugar globs), but sometimes the liqueur-soaked treat just doesn’t have the punch you need. Hope this helps, Thanks so very much!! CB. Verdict: Rum (You should probably just stop here. This looks lovely. Regards, Will keep my eye out for bing cherries ! The rum-infused cherries still proved the best match—though not quite as good as the first round—with a warm, round flavor. Just be carfeull………it may be hard to stop wanting more and NO……This DOESN’T count towards a serving of fruit! great idea for Christmas gift giving and story sharing. So… enter the age-old, time-honored, lazy girl’s way of preserving fruit. Regards, Select freshly harvested cherries with deep, uniform color and ideal maturity for eating fresh. Loved this when I saw it last year. I add a little sugar. I am making another batch today because I found some more cherries! I never found a recipe. Hi Amanda, How to Preserve Cherries with Whiskey. You’ve got me thinking. Makes a delicious plum “wine”. Discard any bruised or blemished fruit. We then tasted them after 36 hours, 72 hours and one week. Quite simply, I fill a clean glass jar with fruit, submerge completely in alcohol, add a few spoons of sugar, cover & shake. I found some great pomegranates and the market. Hi Ed, Preserving in alcohol is an ancient and effective method of preservation that requires no additional energy to chill or heat. I also never give them to my friends who are in AA. ... CLAFOUTIS Use preserved Concord grapes in place of cherries. We always enjoy homemade gifts and I usually knit or crochet something. I am making these and I am SO counting them as a serving of fruit. CB, Your recipe was a hit. I use these to make Vodkakirshin – chocolate covered vodka soaked cherries. I shared on Facebook as I know I have followers who will LOVE this recipe. You gotta’ wait for the vodka and the sugars in the cherries to blend into a fantastic flavor. I want to make many many small jars to give away. It's that simple. I don’t because the alcohol will prevent spoilage. thanks a bunch! We always wait until Christmas Eve to  open the first jar from the previous summer and share it amongst the adults at our table. CB. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop. A local tree is dripping with fruit. 1. I love eating fresh cherries so it will be difficult to spare some … what am I saying? After a week the lids are starting to bulge, is this because of something I have done wrong? Regards, CB. I am still enjoying a jar from last year. Nice additions. Just remember to remind your guests before they take a bite! CB, Hi Barbara, A cherry pitter will make your life easier. It will but the whiskey will dominate the flavor. CB. I hope you begin the tradition of “drunken cherries” this Christmas. you can use brandy or bourbon! 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! Something about doing this though takes that harsh vodka hit away. Does it make a difference? I shall be adding more fruit as it becomes available, Hi Arty, But they were not bad, all things considered. I have just done a very similar thing with brandy. Yup. Thanks for the idea! Very excited to try this at Christmas and give as gifts this year! I’m putting this activity on my “to do list”. HI Farmmom, I have a question. Step 3: Wait. Is it possible that some of your cherries were starting to spoil before you canned them and now they are starting to ferment? Best of success, Bring to the boil and remove from the heat and allow to cool down ... 2. I will have to go back out and pick some more cherries tomorrow as I stoned all the ones that I picked today. So Happy Ever since I moved to Wisconsin I have heard about these amazing cherries. Stopping by from The Homesteaders Hop, thanks for participating and come again this Sunday! I’m just not a fan of vodka, although I’m sure the cherries make it taste great. Firmy pack as many cherries as you can into the jar without smashing up the fruit. Does the recipe stay the same?? it’s called “Cherry Bounce” in Door County, they use the tart pie cherries. You are going to be AMAZED at the sweetness in the vodka. Of course I will be making some. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Run a clean knife or thin spatula … You can use any cherry that you find to be tasty. http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com, Hi Kathy, Two of the small jars have leaked over onto the shelf?? Should we eat them now OR through them away? Don't delay preserving … Place the cherries in the jars leaving about 2.5 cm/ 1 inch of space at the top. As for the tequila cherries, the profound alcoholic burn was still there, but the aftertaste gave way to tequila’s sweeter notes. Will this work with whiskey. The Chicken Chick Hi Kathy, Add sugar and keep boiling until sugar dissolves. Your family & friends are going to love them! I’m not sure because there aren’t all the cherries in the vodka. Strain the cherries, and reserve the syrup. Hi Kat, And no one could stomach another bowl of fresh cherries by this point. Regards, Your family and friends will appreciate your gifts. Just make sure the cherries are TOTALLY submerged in the vodka and you’ll be fine. In doing so, the cherries will remain submersed in the vodka. I recall some older relatives reminisce about this tradition. Store in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks, inverting the jar every few days. Ontario Bing cherries are now in at farmer’s markets. Regards, Preserving fruit with alcohol is easier than serious canning, with its macerating, simmering and sterilization of jars. We have done this same thing in large jars with our plums. This preserving method allows for brandy soaked cherries to be made shelf stable, freeing up refrigerator space. Here’s the problem. Beyond these basic methods, you can preserve cherries in many other interesting ways: making crack seed–a dried cherry snack food, pickling fresh cherries, canning or freezing cherry purée, macerating (soaking) cherries in rum, or making cherry vodka liqueur (Ciliegia Cello). City Boy Hens, Crescia – The Easter Bread from Le Marche. Allow to cool. Thanks! CB. Firmy pack as many cherries as you can into the jar without smashing up the fruit. Spiked Cherries Recipe. As for the tequila cherries, the profound alcoholic burn was still there, but the aftertaste gave way to tequila’s sweeter notes. Glad to hear I have helped in a new chapter. Enjoy responsibly! Alas, the whiskey-cherries were still just edible whiskey. Yum-O! Like you with Vodka, I am not a fan! 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