Cherry vodka recipe

This infused cherry vodka recipe is the perfect refreshing and tasty drink. It’s easy to make and guaranteed to impress guests at your next celebration.

Many alcoholic drinks can be high in sugar. Completely natural flavourings go into this tipple with no added sugar. Not only does it taste better, but you can be sure that only the best ingredients have gone into making it.

Cherries have a great number of health benefits too. The fruit is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols. These help to protects against cell damage and inflammation in the body. Cherries are also an excellent source of anthocyanins. These are some of the most powerful flavonoid antioxidants. Cherries also contain potassium, which is essential for a healthy heart.

It’s delicious served over ice with a splash of tonic and a swirl of orange or a fresh cherry. In smaller bottles, this cherry vodka recipe makes great presents for the mixologists in your life.

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Ingredients

  • 550g fresh cherries, rinsed, pitted and cut in half
  • 70cl vodka
  • 1 litre jar with lid

Method

  1. Add the halved cherries to the jar and pour the vodka on top. Reserve the empty vodka bottle for use once the mixture is infused.
  2. Seal the lid of the jar and gently shake the mixture.
  3. Leave the cherries to infuse for a minimum of one week at room temperature, giving the jar a gentle shake once every few days. They can be left for up to three weeks depending on the depth of flavour and colour you’re after.
  4. When ready to decant, put a fine sieve over a large bowl with a pouring lip. Pour over the infused vodka and discard the cherries.
  5. Pour the remaining infused vodka back into the original 70cl bottle. It can now be stored at room temperature, in the fridge or in the freezer.