Homemade cherries recipe

Cherries in alcohol: a very simple preparation, for a preserve to be enjoyed all year round. Aromatic and tasty, this is how they are made!

Today we prepare one conserva as it should be: cherries in alcohol. A recipe with a very ancient history, but always current which is also one of the simplest conservation techniques. They are perfect if you want to enjoy this summer fruit even during the cold months, as a digestive after-dinner or to decorate desserts and creams. But keep in mind that they are very alcoholic and not suitable for children.

With the same recipe you can also prepare cherries in alcohol, the fruit of the tree sour cherry. The preparation is the same, but the taste slightly different since black cherries are less sweet: let’s go and see the recipe for cherries in alcohol!

Cherries Under Spirit
Cherries Under Spirit

Preparation of cherries in alcohol

The preparation really is very simplebut the choice of cherries is very important: they must be firm, perfectly intact, ripe and without dents.

  1. Put water and sugar on the fire and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then lower the heat.
  2. Stir constantly until the sugar has completely dissolved and your syrup has taken on a uniform consistency transparent color. Be careful to keep the heat low and don’t leave the liquid on the stove for too long or the sugar will caramelize (or worse, burn).
  3. Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool and, in the meantime, wash and dry the fruit gently. Cut the final part of the stalk, leaving it about 1 cm long and arrange the cherries in a couple of glass jars.
  4. Add to each jar half a cinnamon stick and, if desired, even a few cloves to make your cherries in alcohol even more aromatic and good.
  5. Now add the alcohol to the syrup (which will have cooled down in the meantime), mix well and then pour the mixture over the cherries, taking care to fill the jar to the brim (to prevent the fruit from oxidising or mouldy).
  6. Close the jars hermetically wait a couple of months before eating them.

And here’s one video recipe to prepare them:

How to preserve cherries in alcohol

Before being able to taste them, wait about 2 months: store them in a cool, dry pantry and consume them within 1 year. To remind you when you have prepared them, before putting them away, attach some labels with the date of manufacture.

If you were to notice some moldthen something went wrong: throw everything away.

The longer the fruits stay in the spirit, the more their taste will be strong and aromatic (and alcoholic!).

Someone argues that the jars, since there is alcohol involved, should not be sterilized. Our advice is to sterilize them anyway: they only take a few minutes and it’s all good.

Do you love this fruit? Then you cannot miss all our recipes with cherries: you will love them!

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