frozen cherry liqueur

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frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270152 JoseyJo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:55 pm

Having not found any sloes this year I'm wondering about trying to make something with frozen cherries (shop bought). Have seen recipe for cherry brandy or cherry vodka though they don't mention whether frozen is ok. Also wondered about cherry rum... mmmmmm I love dark rum.....
Any experiences/recipes welcome!

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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270153 GeorgeSalt
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:12 pm

Being frozen won't make a difference, but are these sweet or sour cherries? That will make a bigger difference.

208 recipes for kirsch likör on chefkoch - link. I haven't tried any of them, but a few look very good - chefkoch is very good for liqueur recipes, it's one of the places I go to for inspiration. A lot of the cherry recipes are amaretto based which sounds different to those I can find in English.
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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270154 JoseyJo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:29 pm

They're sweet cherries. Which sort are liqueurs usually made from?

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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270156 GeorgeSalt
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:21 pm

All the ones on the link I gave are sweet cherries (Süßkirschen). I'm sure you could use either, but recipes would be specific to get the best from the flavour.

Andy has a recipe for cherry brandy/gin (p.126, Booze for Free). I would just follow that and use the frozen cherries. I've started my sloe gin this year using sloes I froze a couple of months ago.. just put them straight in, still frozen. They'll defrost in the gin. If you defrost them first, make sure you save and add the juice.
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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270158 JoseyJo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:42 pm

Andy has a recipe for cherry brandy/gin (p.126, Booze for Free).

I was thinking of buying this for OH for Christmas so if I get it this week I can have a sneaky peak at the recipe :santa: Thanks.

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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270159 Carltonian Man
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:13 pm

Be wary if defrosting first, the fruit can oxidise (and turn brown) better to use straight from frozen; also sugars from frozen fruit will release better than fresh fruit. I found that if steeping for more than ten days the bitter almond taste comes through from the stones so keep tasting until you're happy :drunken: Good luck with it

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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270161 GeorgeSalt
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:23 pm

JoseyJo wrote:Andy has a recipe for cherry brandy/gin (p.126, Booze for Free).

I was thinking of buying this for OH for Christmas so if I get it this week I can have a sneaky peak at the recipe :santa: Thanks.


You could get your OH a hardcopy for Christmas, and treat yourself to the Kindle version so you can get started straight away.. .. ;)
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Re: frozen cherry liqueur

Post: #270170 MKG
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:35 pm

Carltonian Man wrote:... so keep tasting until you're happy :drunken:


Sound advice :lol: :lol:

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