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How To Make Cherry Vodka

How To Make Cherry Vodka

Cherry vodka is a delightful twist on the classic spirit, infusing the bold flavor of cherries into the mix. Perfect for sipping on its own or in your favorite cocktails, this fruity infusion will elevate your vodka game to new heights. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of making your very own cherry vodka and illuminate the versatility and allure of this delicious concoction.

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Ingredients and Supplies

Before you dive into making cherry vodka, it's essential to gather all the necessary ingredients and supplies:

  • 2 cups of cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups of vodka (preferably a quality brand)
  • 1 large Mason jar or airtight container
  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • A funnel (for transferring the vodka)
  • A clean bottle for storing your cherry vodka

Preparing the Cherries

First and foremost, ensure that your cherries are clean and free of any stems, leaves, or pits. If using fresh cherries, wash them thoroughly and remove the pits with a cherry pitter or by simply cutting them in half. If using frozen cherries, make sure they are fully thawed before using.

Infusing the Vodka

Once your cherries are ready to go, follow these simple steps to create your cherry vodka:

  • Place the cherries in the Mason jar or airtight container
  • Pour in the vodka, ensuring that all of the cherries are covered
  • Seal the container tightly and give it a good shake to mix everything together
  • Store the jar in a cool, dark place (such as a pantry or cabinet)
  • Allow the mixture to infuse for a minimum of one week, shaking the jar daily to ensure the cherries and vodka meld nicely
  • Taste test your infusion periodically to determine when it has reached your desired flavor intensity

Straining and Storing the Cherry Vodka

Once your cherry vodka has reached the desired flavor, it's time to strain and store it:

  • Place a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth over a bowl or pot
  • Pour the vodka and cherries through the strainer, capturing the infused vodka below
  • Use a spoon or other utensil to press the cherries against the strainer, extracting as much liquid as possible
  • Discard the strained cherries (or consider using them in another recipe, such as a dessert topping or jam)
  • Use a funnel to transfer the cherry vodka into a clean bottle
  • Seal the bottle tightly and store it in a cool, dark place

How To Make Cherry Vodka Example:

After letting your cherry vodka infusion sit for a week and straining the cherries, you will be left with a deliciously fruity vodka perfect for sipping or mixing in cocktails. A popular cherry vodka cocktail to try is the Cherry Bomb:

  • 2 oz. cherry vodka
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. grenadine
  • Soda water
  • Ice

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the cherry vodka, lime juice, and grenadine. Shake well, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with soda water, and garnish with a cherry or a lime wedge.

Now that you know how to make cherry vodka, the possibilities are endless. With this fruity infusion, you can create countless delicious cocktails or simply enjoy it on the rocks. Don't forget to explore other guides and recipes on Vodka Doctors to expand your vodka knowledge even further. Share this guide with your fellow vodka enthusiasts and raise a glass to your newfound bartending skills.

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Ferdynand Scheuerman

Ferdynand is Vodka importer, exporter and specialist with over 30 years of experience in the Vodka industry. He knows the subtle in's & out's of Vodka. Spending most of his time discovering new brands, new blends and new cocktails.

About Ferdynand Scheuerman

Ferdynand is Vodka importer, exporter and specialist with over 30 years of experience in the Vodka industry. He knows the subtle in's & out's of Vodka. Spending most of his time discovering new brands, new blends and new cocktails.

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