Thursday, 16 July 2015

Making cherry vodka

cherries July 15

The cherry crop is late this year so I have been picking them in July. Normally, the wood pigeons have eaten them all before the end of June.

cherry vodka July 15

The first use of the cherries was to make cherry vodka. 400g of cherries and 200g of sugar went into a large storage jar with 75 cl of cheap, supermarket own brand of vodka. They will remain in the storage jar for at least 3 months. I will shake the jar regularly to ensure the sugar dissolves. Later this year, the vodka will be strained off and bottled, and drunk.

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