Classic Cherry Liqueur
* 1.5 kg cherries
* 0.7 L vodka
1) Age fresh cherries in the sun by laying them on an even surface and leaving them for a few days out in direct sunlight. Alternatively, you can bake the berries for 4-6 hours in an oven heated to 60-80 degrees Celsius. This step is optional, but the drying removes excess moisture from the cherries, which can make the drink watery.
2) Mix the vodka, sugar and berries together in a three-liter jar, seal the lid tightly and leave it for 30 days in a dark place at room temperature. Shake the jar once every 2 to 3 days. Strain the finished concoction through several layers of gauze and cotton wool.
3) Pour it into bottles and tightly close the caps.
4) Store in a refrigerator or basement. This drink has a shelf life of more than 3 years.