Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Ratepayers' Cherry Vodka
You will need:
about 2lbs of municipal cherries (I get mine from a tree in the park. There's still loads left.)
about 1 lb of sugar (except I use less because I like it to taste a bit tart.)
10 fl oz of water
2 x 70 cl bottles of the cheapest vodka you can find
Make slits in the cherries. Put them in a pot, add sugar and water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for a few minutes until softened.
Divide cherries and liquid into two Kilner jars. (I use cheaper equivalent.) Top each one up with vodka, seal when cool and leave for a minimum of 4 weeks. (Or longer.)
And there you have Ratepayers' Cherry Vodka - except in my case this is a bit of a misnomer as the park is just within the Bristol boundary and my house is a few doors inside South Gloucestershire so they're actually even freer than that.