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Morello (Sour) Cherry Liqueur

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“I suppose you could make this with other types of cherries -- but it won't have the same flavour. Morello's are not meant for eating out of hand -- they DO make the most superb liqueur. This is the homemade liqueur you'll find in every Greek family's cupboard. This takes 1 1/2 months to macerate properly.”
6 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and remove the stems from the cherries.
  2. Place a layer of cherries in a 4-quart jar and cover with a ½ inch layer of sugar.
  3. Continue layering cherries and sugar in this manner, ending with sugar.
  4. Add the spices and vodka.
  5. Seal jar.
  6. Place in a spot that receives the most sunlight during the day.
  7. Leave to macerate for 4 weeks.
  8. Add the brandy.
  9. Seal tightly and let stand another 2 weeks, shaking every so often.
  10. Strain into another bottle.
  11. Discard spices.
  12. Put cherries back in the bottle.
  13. Store in a cool, dark place.
  14. To serve: Pour into your pretties liqueur glass (the liqueur is ruby-red) and add 1-2 cherries to each glass.

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