How To Make Your Own Cherry Brandy

I’m not sure what has come over me but I’ve been getting all domesticated recently – so much so that I have been experimenting with making my own flavoured alcohol to give as gifts this Christmas.
So far I’ve made Raspberry & Blackberry Vodka, with fruit grown on my parents allotment and yesterday I made some Cherry Brandy – it looks so good that I thought I would share the recipe with you – it is so simple, if I can do it then anyone can!

You will need:

500g just-ripe cherries (sweet or Morello) in perfect condition, washed and de-stalked
175g caster sugar
350ml brandy
A large, sealed bottle or jar

What you need to do:

In a large bowl gently squash the cherries with a masher to release the juices.


Place the cherries (along with the stones) in a wide-necked, sterilised preserving jar.


Add the sugar.


Top up with brandy. As a general guide, use 1/4 – 1/3  sugar and 3/4 – 2/3 alcohol to fruit.


Gently mix the cherries, sugar and brandy.

Store in a cool, dark place for 2-3 months to allow the flavours to fully mature.

For the first 2 weeks, gently stir the mixture once a day to help the sugar dissolve.

Once ready for consumption, strain the liquid into some pretty bottles to give to your friends for Christmas or decide it is too good to give away and drink it yourself!  Serve on the rocks, long with lemonade or add some fizz for a perfect Kir Royale.

cherry brandy

Simples – Enjoy!

Love & Sparkles

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