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Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:58 pm
by tookalisten
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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:25 pm
by CA_Mouse
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.

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:51 am
by tookalisten
That black cherry sour sounds fantastic!
This is the first time I have mixed this concoction; so will report back how it turns out.

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:22 am
by turbo_ale
I bought some legal moonshine with cranberries in the Mason jar.

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:26 pm
by CA_Mouse
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.

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:13 pm
by alewife
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!

Alewife

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:14 am
by LisaMast
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.

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:40 pm
by tookalisten
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!

Re: Drunken Cherries

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:06 am
by plamsa
I love adding them to cakes! The cake gets more 'wet' and the scent - amazing!