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 Morello Cherry Liqueur

The Liqueur takes a while to make, but it is really worth it.

 

~ Ingredients:

~ 1 kilo of black cherries

~ 11/2 kilo of sugar

~ 2 cinnamon sticks

~ 4 cloves

~ 2 whole nutmegs

~ 1 liter of Metaxa brandy or cognac

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~ Remove the stems and wash the cherries with soap and water.  

~ Rinse them well and set aside to drain. 

~ Wash and rinse a large mouth, screw top jar. 

~ Add the drained cherries, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmegs. 

~ Cover tightly and give the jar a shake. 

~ Place the jar on a sunny windowsill for 1 month. 

~ Don’t open the jar during this time, just shake it occasionally.

~ After one month, open the jar and add the cognac. 

~ Close the lid tightly and again, set it on the windowsill for another 10 days.

~ The liqueur will be ready. 

~ Using cheesecloth, strain the liqueur into bottles. 

~ Personally, I prefer to keep it as is with the fruit and spices. 

~ I think it ages that much better. 

~ And the cherries really pack a punch!

~ Good Luck and enjoy.

 


























Sour Cherry Liquor


~ Ingredients:

~ 2 kilos or sour cherries

~ 2 kilos of cognac

~ 2 kilos of sugar

~ 15 cloves

~ 5 sticks of cinnamon

~ 10 small unripe mandarins


~ Remove the stems and wash the sour cherries with soap and water. 

~ Rinse them well and set aside to drain. 

~ Wash and rinse a large mouth, screw top jar. 

~ Add the drained cherries, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and mandarins. 

~ Cover tightly and give the jar a shake. 

~ Place the jar on a sunny windowsill for 1 month (preferably July- August).  

~ Don’t open the jar during this time, just shake it occasionally.

~ After one month, remove it from the sun, open the jar and add the cognac. 

~ Close the lid tightly and shake the jar to mix.

~ Store the Sour Cherry Liquor in a cool place for a few days.

~ The liquor is ready.

~ Using cheesecloth, strain the liqueur into bottles.

~ Good Luck and enjoy.  

 

Orange Liqueur

  

~ Ingredients:

~ 350 gr of sugar

~ 170gr of orange skins

~ 1250gr of alcohol

~ Few cloves and cinnamon sticks


~ Clean the orange skins so there is no remains of the white part.

~ Place them in a mortar a few at a time and crush them with some sugar.

~ In a glass container (that would seal well, in order for the perfume not to escape), pour the alcohol and the crushed orange skins and set it aside for 5-6 days.

~ In a sauce pan, pour some water, add the sugar and boil for about 1 -2 minutes, adding in the cloves and cinnamon.

~ When it cools down pour it in the glass container, that we have the orange skins and alcohol and set it aside again for 5-6 days.

~ Every second day shake the glass container to mix the ingredients.

~ After the 5-6 days have passed, pour the jar liquid through cheese cloth or a fine strainer with buckram twice.

~ The orange liqueur is ready.

~ The same way (and with the same proportion) the liqueur of mandarin, lemon, citron, bitter orange can be made.

~ Good Luck and enjoy.