For cherry lovers everywhere, there's this gift-worthy Cherry-Cinnamon Liqueur which is fantastic in a spritz. The recipe calls for a pound of fresh or frozen cherries; include some sour ones for nuanced flavor. When bottling this elixir, include a few of the vodka-soaked cherries from the recipe; they make exceptionally tasty cocktail garnishes.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2021

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Credit: Justin Walker

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
3 days
Yield:
Makes 5 to 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine cherries, cinnamon sticks, and vodka in a large non-reactive jar. Cover and let stand at room temperature 2 to 3 days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving fruit. Stir in simple syrup and almond extract to taste.

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  • Divide among clean jars. Add some of reserved fruit, if desired. (Remaining cherries can be refrigerated up to 1 month; send a small jar of extras along with the liqueur, or save them for yourself—they're great in Manhattans!) Refrigerate up to 3 months.

Cook's Notes

You can download the free, printable gift tags you see on the bottles here.

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