Cherry Liqueur

Posted May 20, 2012 by Marc Gottlieb
One of the easiest recipes for making your own liqueur.

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  • 500 grams cherries stemmed and pitted
  • 750 mililiters vodka
  • 350 grams sugar


  1. Gently break the cherries with your fingers and remove the pits.
  2. Place the cherries and the vodka in a very clean jar.
  3. Shake once a day for four weeks.
  4. Add sugar
  5. Shake once a day for four weeks.
  6. Taste and adjust for sweetness. If you add additional sugar, allow the liqueur to mature one week per 100 grams of sugar added.
  7. Strain the liqueur through a fine mesh cloth.

The liqueur will continue to mellow for eight months. It will last for years. The cherries can be reserved indefinitely in the freezer; they won’t freeze.

You aren’t going to get a Maraschino sweetness from this liqueur, but you can make it more to your liking than commercial brands. If you like it a little more bitter, leave the pits in.