Cherry Brandy

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Auntiemogs

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Cherry Brandy
« on: July 17, 2013, 21:26 »
I bought a small Morello cherry tree last year and I'm so chuffed as it is beautiful and has, I would estimate, 2-3 mugs worth of lovely red cherries at the moment.  :D

It would be such a shame to waste them so I was wondering if they would be suitable for making cherry brandy and if anyone has a tried and tested recipe that they'd be willing to share?   :tongue2:

Mags  :)
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Re: Cherry Brandy
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 22:57 »
1/2kg cherries,
2 tablespoon caster sugar,
1/2 bottle brandy,
(cinnamon stick - Greeks add cinnamon to everything! I think it's better without it.)

Stone and remove stems from cherries and layer at bottom of a large sterilised jar. Add the sugar (optional cinnamon stick) and cover wth brandy.
Shake well to dissolve sugar and put in a cool, dark place for 3 months, shaking jar daily for the first couple of weeks.
Finally pour through a fine sieve to remove the cherries (use them to top icecream mmmm  :) and pour into sterilised bottle.
If the spirit isn't clear try clearing through a coffee filter  ;)
Lesley x
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Re: Cherry Brandy
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 23:15 »
Aw Mum, you're a treasure!   :D  Fankoo so much.  I shall omit the cinnamon stick too, best used for cakes imho.  Will probably have to 'downsize' a bit with the brandy but hey, waste not want not!  :tongue2:  ::) :lol:



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