Vishnnyovka, Homemade Cherry Vodka
Prep time: 2:00 Overall time: 99 days 2:00
4 servings scale / convert
3 lb. cherries
5 cups sugar
Wash, stalk, stone (take pits out), and cut the cherries in half. Put the cherries and sugar into stone jars (any nonmetal container) in alternate layers, ending with a sugar layer. Cover with muslin or a loose top. Leave until all fermentation has stop. Add the vodka in equal parts to the cherry mix and put in an air tight container.
Leave in a cool dark place until Christmas. Then strain the liquid through cheese cloth, then coffee filter, bottle and seal. Put in refrigerator and keep cold, serve straight and cold.
A old time favorite Russian sipping drink traditionally had on Christmas morning. The cherries, when done with, can be dipped in sugar and eaten with russian tea.
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reviewed Vishnnyovka, Homemade Cherry Vodka
Have made a version of this in that past, but the way I was taught yo make it was using a gallon glass jar, and use fresh cherries, intact, with stems and pits. You layer cherries and sugar all the way to the top of a glass gallon jar and then fill it with vodka. you then place a cheesecloth over the top and place in a warm sunny place for at least 6 months, stirring daily and adding cherries as they shrink down. Then when the 6 months are up you filter the mixture through a fine mesh cloth and bottle. I used to keep the finished mixture in the basement where it was alway cool.