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Wild Cherry Brandy


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A superb, if potent, alcoholic beverage!

Enough cherries to mostly fill 2 big jars
Enough Brandy to cover
Sugar (to taste)
1-2 Almonds
(1) Thoroughly clean the jars. I use either large preserving jars or glass topped coffee jars.
(2) Fill the jars 2/3 full with cherries.
(3) Add sugar. The exact amount will car according to taste, but always err on the cautious. You can always add more sugar later, but you can't get it out again afterwards! I use about 3 tablespoons full per bottle of brandy, depending on how bitter the cherries are. Add to each jar an almond.
(4) Pour on the brandy, enough to fill the jars, gove it a good shake and seal it tight. Shake it every couple of days, and keep for 2-3 months. After this time sample it, and if it isn't sweet enough add some more sugar. You can either bottle the brandy at this stage, or keep the cherries in it if you prefer.