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Friday, October 28, 2011

Cherry Liquor

(Visne Likoru)

Cherry Liquor
3/4 cup sour cherry nectar*
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vodka
3 or 4 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon

In a jar, place sugar and cherry nectar. Mix with the spoon until the sugar dissolves. Add the vodka, cloves and cinnamon into the jar. Cover and shake. Put it aside for 24 hours. Remove the cloves and cinnamon following day. Pour the Cherry Liquor into the carafe, cover.

My grandmother always had Cherry Liquor during the Bairam to serve her guests with Turkish Coffee and Turkish delight with rose:)

Since I couldn't find sour cherry in here I decided to use pure sour cherry nectar to make my own home-made liquor. The taste was like fresh Sour Cherries (Morallo Cherries) Another positive point was the time it took; only one day to have this delicious drink.

*I found Turkish brand name "Tamek cherry nectar" at nofrills.

1 1/2 cup (375 ml) Cherry Liquor.



At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Leoni said...

I love the idea of serving up a home made drink like this when entertaining. Wonder if I can find sour cherry nectar hear in Australia?

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Leoni,
I think you can find it in the Turkish, Mediterranean or Middle eastern stores:)

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Great recipe! I have a jar of morello cherries in syrup. Can I make it with that also? Would I need to use another method? Thanks very much in advance!

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, why not:) You may need to adjust the amount of sugar and vodka:)


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