Wicked Cherry Syrup

Wicked cherry syrup

Cherries are rampant during mid-summer, and we find ourselves somewhat intoxicated by their mildly pornographic fleshy juiciness. Pickled cherries are really a wonder to behold, and we especially love turning these little beauties into a pickled cherry syrup that is refreshing just mixed into a glass of cold seltzer, but, frankly, even better when used as the base of a beautiful summer cocktail.

1 cup of cherries, pitted with stems removed

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

1 cup or so of vinegar (white, red wine, or apple cider will all work)

Put all the ingredients into a jar and place in the refrigerator for a few days, shaking the jar occasionally. Then strain the pickling juice into a small saucepan, add a 1/2 cup of sugar, and simmer over low heat until thickened, about 30 minutes or so. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Cocktail recipe: Wicked Cherry Pop

Cocktail recipe: Lady Luck

 

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Published on July 11, 2014 at 10:25 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] the branches of their mother tree. Our favorite way to capture their summery sweetness is in our Wicked Cherry Syrup, which we bring together with lightly tart grapefruit juice for a new riff on the classic Sea […]


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