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cherry liqueur with gin

Cherry Liqueur

Amanda McInerney of www.lambsearsandhoney.com
I think it's worth using a decent gin in this - you may not need to use an entire bottle and won't want to be drinking rot-gut later on.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 500 gms cherries
  • 100 gms caster sugar
  • 750 mls gin


  • Wash and sterilise a large (at least 1 litre) jar and lid.
  • Remove all the stems and leaves from the cherries, but don't bother to pit them, and wash them under a tap.
  • Put the washed fruit and sugar into the jar, pour in the gin until the cherries are well covered - or to the top of the jar if you want.
  • Put the lid on tightly and shake.
  • Store on a cool, dark shelf and shake daily until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Leave for a minimum of 3 months before drinking, then strain the liqueur, discarding the fruit.
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