Author Notes: Moonshine + cherries pretty much encompasses it. I wanted to preserve sour cherries in something that had a really high proof and little flavor. Having no vodka on hand, I turned to my husband’s stash of white lightening. —Hilarybee
Makes: about a quart
milliliters Grain Alcohol (variously known as moonshine, white lightening, kentucky death, bath tub mash etc)
cup Super Fine Cane Sugar
cups Sour Cherries, Pitted
- Combine the pitted cherries and the sugar in a non-reactive mixing bowl. Allow to macerate for about an hour.
- Drain off any excess liquid from the cherries. Combine the cherries with the booze in a large mason jar- but you could use several small jars or another vessel of your choice.
- Allow to sit in a cool, dark place. If the goal is boozy cherries, don’t let the mixture sit more than a week. But if you let them go for longer, the liqueur will take on a deep cherry flavor.