My spring foray into flavor-infused vodka was so successful, with sweet strawberry vodka, that I decided to make a summer variety as well! And of course, that means cherries.
So following a very similar recipe, but this time with less sugar and much more time, I now give you black cherry vodka. Unfortunately it will be a couple of months before the verdict is out, but I have a feeling that it will be a good one!
Black Cherry Vodka
First rinse off the cherries and dry them overnight on paper towels or a clean dish cloth.
Remove the stems. I began by halving the cherries.
Until I remembered that I owned a cherry/olive pitter!!! Thank goodness for such a smart purchase!
Pit the cherries, which also opens them up in the middle, so halving is unnecessary, and place them in as many sterilized bottles that you want full of cherry vodka.
Then fill the bottles with vodka.
Give the bottles a gentle shake to insure that the sugar is dissolved. Cover the bottles with sterilized lids, and place them in a dark place for two months. Then cross your fingers.