Liqueur cherries

steve bennett

steve bennett

9th July 2012
steve bennett

Liqueur cherries

Similar to griottine cherries. Takes a while to mature, but well worth the wait, and a great way to preserve.


  • 1.5 kg cherries (montmorency are best) (A)
  • 450g sugar (B)
  • 100g water (B)
  • 750ml gin (C)


Blanch (A) for 10 seconds, refresh and dry.
Dissolve (B) together, then bring to the boil, and boil until threads form.
Place (A) into jars, pour the hot syrup (B) over and allow to cool for 24 hours. Add (C) and stir well. Allow to mature for 3 months.

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