Drunken Cherries

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Drunken Cherries

Post by tookalisten » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:58 pm

Grocery stores are full of nice cherries now so -
Quart jar, packed full of cherries, fill with vodka and a little home made amaretto
Plan to sit it back for a month or so.

Anyone tried anything similar?

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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by CA_Mouse » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:25 pm

Never tried this, but it sounds great! I just picked up 8# of Dark Tart Cherries from a local grower co-op for $1.99 per pound. Ate half and the other half are going into my currently fermenting Black Cherry Sour.
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by tookalisten » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:51 am

That black cherry sour sounds fantastic!
This is the first time I have mixed this concoction; so will report back how it turns out.
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by turbo_ale » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:22 am

I bought some legal moonshine with cranberries in the Mason jar.
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by CA_Mouse » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:26 pm

Both my current sours have been going for 18 months. I just added some lactose, DME and more WL Sour Mix bugs to get them a bit more acidic. I'll be adding the Tart Cherries to one of them in a week or so and hope to have it ready for New Years Eve.
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by alewife » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:13 pm

tookalisten wrote:Grocery stores are full of nice cherries now so -
Quart jar, packed full of cherries, fill with vodka and a little home made amaretto
Plan to sit it back for a month or so.

Anyone tried anything similar?

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I've made real maraschino cherries! With simple syrup, vanilla bean, and amaretto.
Absolutely delicious. You can never look a red dyed marischino cherry in the face again! Haha!

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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by LisaMast » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:14 am

I tried the recipe with the Archie Rose gin. It tastes really awesome. My husband loves the taste of his favorite drink in the cherries.

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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by tookalisten » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:40 pm

So... good story on this.

Looks like I made this back in July. We have a little dorm fridge on our screened-in back porch that does not get used much. I placed this jar in it and had honestly forgotten about it. We had some friends over this eve and they brought some beer, I opened up the fridge to put it in and saw this jar of drunken cherries sitting there. Popped the top and took a swig. Well, it smells and tastes amazing! We passed it around and could not believe how well this turned out.

That's a nice surprise!
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by plamsa » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:06 am

I love adding them to cakes! The cake gets more 'wet' and the scent - amazing!
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Re: Drunken Cherries

Post by hermd » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:47 am

Me likeee! My polish grandmother used to do this cherries. It has huge power :D
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