One of the things I love about the spring months is being able to make this cherry infused vodka recipe. Vodka infused with real fruit and not just flavoring is so much better not only because it’s natural, but because you know exactly what is in it!
Have you ever infused liquor? If you haven’t, then you really should! It’s easy and the results are outstanding.
What is so great about doing it yourself? You can control the ingredients. You know that there are no added sugars, no preservatives, no questionable ingredients, just the fruit and the vodka. The end.
How easy is infusing vodka with real fruit?
It’s super easy. But don’t take my word for it. See the following steps:
- Cut up the cherries
- Place them in a jar
- Pour liquor over the cherries
- Cap the jar
- Put it in the refrigerator
Is there anything hard about making Cherry Infused Vodka?
Yes. It is extremely hard to wait the week it takes to properly infuse the vodka.
Can you eat the cherries after they’ve infused the vodka?
Don’t do it, unless all you want to taste is liquor. The cherry flavor leeches out of the fruit and melds with the vodka. I admit, I always try to eat one just because I wonder if this time it will be different. But alas, it isn’t. So do as I say, not as I do and toss the fruit once you fish it out of vodka.
- You can either use a mid level vodka like Ketel One or vodka that is of higher quality like Grey Goose. I wouldn’t use anything below mid level because you want the best tasting finished product.
- You can make a bigger batch by using more cherries and a bigger jar.
- Make sure the cherries you use are firm and not too ripe.
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How to make cherry infused vodka
Gather the ingredients – cherries, a cherry pitter and some Ketel One vodka!
Wash the cherries, take the stems off and take the pits out. Also, cut the cherries in half and place them in the Ball jar.
Pour the vodka over the cherries, making sure they are covered.
Cap the jar of cherries and place it in the refrigerator. Now it is just a waiting game! Let the jar of cherry infused vodka sit in the refrigerator for one week.
Here is the jar after that long, long, long week.
See how the cherries have lost their dark red color? That’s why I said earlier not to eat them. After a week soaked in alcohol, they are no longer flavorful. It shows!
The Vodka is Ready
Fish the cherries out of the vodka and toss them in the trash. You may want to weep a little over the loss of this delicious fruit – cherries are my favorite! – but you will perk up when you remember that the cherry infused vodka has all the flavor now!
As you can see, it doesn’t make a ton of vodka, but you will get at least three, if not four, drinks out of it. So double, triple or quadruple it to make more of this delicious vodka!
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Cherry Infused Vodka
- 2 cups cherries washed, pitted and sliced in half
- 1.5 cups vodka
- Add cherries in Ball jar
- Add vodka
- Cover jar and place in refrigerator for a week
- Fish cherries out of the vodka and throw them away
- Make a drink
- You can either use a mid level vodka like Ketel One or vodka that is of higher quality like Grey Goose. I wouldn't use anything below mid level because you want the best tasting product
- You can make a bigger batch by using more cherries and a bigger jar
- Make sure the cherries you use are firm and not too ripe