Grappa Cherries

July 15, 2013
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes 1 jar
What You'll Need
  • 1 bunch cherries
  • Grappa
  • Glass jar with lid
  1. Wash and thoroughly dry the cherries. Snip the stems off the cherries, but leave a little of the stem in tact -- it acts like a "little umbilical cord" drinking up the grappa. Place cherries into glass jars and cover with grappa. Seal and store in a cool dark place for at least 6 months.
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12 Reviews

Debbie L. July 22, 2013
I've been trying to figure out what to do with my Grappa that I bought in Italy and don't really like. I've tried cherries in Vodka and that was delicious, but it never occurred to me to use Grappa. Thank you for a great idea!
MsSumida July 22, 2013
Yes, vodka works too. I had a dinner party once and my a
aunts asked for some of the cherries in vodka I had marinating. The cherries were great and my Aunts were giggling the night away! These are wonderful!
Ac S. July 21, 2013
OMgosh you must use sweet cherries - otherwise much too tart - of course you could add sugar. The Dark Sweets are the type used here in these photos.
TurkeyBeanBacon July 21, 2013
I can't wait to try this! Can it work with tart cherries as well as sweet? And what about with pitted cherries? After an over zealous cherry picking expedition, I have several pounds of pitted tart cherries in my freezer, and I'd love to try them in this recipe!
sandi July 21, 2013
There seem to be many Grappa to choose from which one would you use in the cherries?
Fran M. July 17, 2013
Yes , what is Grappa?
JanetFL July 17, 2013
Here is a link that explains grappa:
Fran M. July 17, 2013
Thank you. That explained it.
JanetFL July 17, 2013
You are more than welcome! I hate mysteries!
Betsy July 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea! I come from a big, Italian family, and one of my uncles says drinking too much grappa will "make you take back things you never stole." Do you think this technique would work just as well with vodka?
Direne July 16, 2013
Sounds wonderful. Sweet or tart cherries?
Debbie D. July 16, 2013
what is grappa?