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Vodka Cherries

  • 30 minutes
  • Stand for 4 weeks
Vodka Cherries

Make this as Christmas gifts for friends.


  • 300-350 grams cherries, washed
  • 4-6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup vodka


  1. Prick each cherry 3-4 times with a skewer or point of a sharp small knife. Pack the cherries firmly into a clean, sterilised 600 millilitre-capacity jar. They should not be loose but rather well-packed in the jar. Sprinkle over the sugar. For very sweet cherries, add all 6 tablespoons or sugar.
  2. Pour over the vodka, making sure the cherries are submerged in the vodka. Cover with a tight fitting lid and place in a cool place and away from sunlight for 4 weeks before using to allow the cherries to macerate. Turn regularly until all the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Serve the cherries on a dessert platter or with dipping chocolate. The vodka can be used as the base for a drink or added to a punch.

Cooks Tips

Try a flavoured vodka or use a favourite gin.

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