Since operation fridge and pantry clean-out is full still in effect, I thought I’d drop in with a post that’s more public service announcement than recipe. Cherry season is drawing to a close, so if you’re a fan of cherry mixed drinks (like this very cherry lime mojito!), you may want to think about infusing some vodka with the some fresh cherries while you can still find them at the market.
I’ve only used Bing cherries, since I love their vibrant hue and bold flavor, but you’re welcome to try Rainier as well. The resulting product will likely just have a more delicate flavor, like the cherries themselves, as well as a lighter tone.
There’s really no right or wrong way to make this… the following “recipe” is just a guide to get you started.
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: several weeks
* 1 cup Bing cherries, washed, stems removed, and pitted
* 2 cups vodka
Combine the cherries and the vodka in a jar or bottle and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Set aside for at least a week or two (ideally about a month) while the cherries to infuse the liquor. Strain the liquid into another bottle.