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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
- 700 milliliters Grain Alcohol (variously known as moonshine, white lightening, kentucky death, bath tub mash etc)
- 1/4 cup Super Fine Cane Sugar
- 2-21/2 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.
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