Was it worth the two week wait? You betcha! After the initial pitting of 6 cups of cherries and addition of vodka and brandy, the first week we took turns shaking the homemade hooch every day so the fruit and booze could comingle. Done. Next, I added to the concoction a simple syrup I cooked up and it was time to let the liqueur sit and just be for another week. Done.
Now, it’s drinking time! I filtered the whole shebang through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, squeezing out the booze-infused cherries into a smooth fruity stress-reducing taste of heaven. Sweet and strong by itself or in the “I’m with Her” cocktail I created to carry me through the election, it is DELICIOUS. Just shake with ice 1 part cherry liqueur, 1 part vodka and 4 parts OJ. Top with a cherry and let the sipping begin! Here’s to summer in Seattle and a Hillary win in the fall. Cheers!