Cherries in Rum

Cherries in Rum... a special treat to prepare in the summer and enjoy during the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Cherries in Rum


For 1 Batch(es)

For the Cherries:

  • 1 1/4 pounds dark firm cherries, stems trimmed
  • 12 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. Wash the cherries and trim the stems.  Leave about 1/2 inch of the stems.
  2. Put the cherries in a 1 quart canning jar and fill with the rum to completely cover the cherries.  Add the vanilla extract, close the jar and store in a cool dry location of the house.
  3. You can start enjoying the cherries after about one month but they are better if served during the holidays as a special treat.
  4. By then the rum will have become a deliciuos cherry liqueur.


Friday, 27 July 2018
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