We adore these Brandied Cherries, and love to put them in cocktails, desserts, and really any other recipe we can! Hope you try them!
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Over the past year I have become very interested in cocktails of all sorts. I am constantly researching new ways to improve my drinks, and one of the most obvious ways is to improve what I put into the cocktails.
Getting rid of the artificially neon red cherries that are used in classics like the Old Fashioned or Manhattan and replacing them with home made brandied cherries would make a great addition to these drinks.
I have been researching how to make my own brandied cherries and when a surprise winter crop showed up for a reasonable price I decided to jump on the chance to start exploring a new food adventure.
What Ingredients do I need for the Brandied Cherries?
- vanilla extract
- orange zest
- nutmeg and allspice, cinnamon stick
- lemon juice
- sweet cherries
Which Recipes have we used Brandied Cherries in?
This is a great way to preserve cherries and add a nice boozy depth and spice to these cherries, which can be used in cocktails or as a topper on ice cream.
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- Martha Washington’s Preserved Cherries – Tori Avey
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- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp orange zest
- 1 cup brandy
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of allspice
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 pound, sweet cherries, pitted
Wash and pit the cherries.
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except the cherries and brandy. Bring to a roiling boil.
When it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium. Add cherries and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Remove from heat, add brandy and let cool.
Transfer the cherries into clean jars and refrigerate, uncovered, until cherries are cool to the touch.
Cover tightly and refrigerate.
OXO Good Grips Cherry and Oliver Pitter, Red
Ball Pint Mason Jar, Regular Mouth, 16 oz (2 Count)
Simply Organic Allspice, 3.07 Ounce
OXO Good Grips Nylon Ladle
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36 Total Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 5.5g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 4.8g Protein: 0.2g
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