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Cherry Brandy.

I know there are plenty of recipes out there but has anyone got a really nice tried and tested recipe for cherry brandy please? Thank you.

sam from worthing

home made cherry brandy

never done this myself - but i have made flavoured vodka in the past.

would the principal not be the same/similar.

remove a wine glass full of brandy top up with cherries (i would wash dry and de-stone), and maybe add some sugar screw top back on - and leave for a couple of months or so?


Fruit Vodka

I have also done blueberry vodka which I think would be the same idea. Prick the berries, add a wine glass of sugar and fill jars with vodka. Keep in a dark place and turn once a day for the first week and then once a week for 3 months. I then strained and decantered into small, cork topped, glass bottles and placed in the freezer to give away as Christmas day gifts. Really nice.

I do remember doing something in brandy, I think it might have been mandarins in brandy but I can't remember the recipe, however they were lovely.

Sue G

Cherry Brandy

we made some last month, well the kids did for dad's day. made it a few years back and was really good.

500g cherries
225g sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
600ml brandy

make holes in cherries with a cocktail stick, place in a large jar.

add sugar, 2 cloves and cinnamon stick
pour in the brandy and close lid.
Give the jar a really good shake.

Shake jar everyday until you can no longer see the sugar.
keep jar in a cool dark cupboard.
Don't drink for 3 months.

will be ready for christmas

i left in the stones but i know some people romove them.

Also we did some cherry vodka, we have a tree with really tiny cherries, mother in law said they are only good to use in drinks, so put a couple of handfuls in half a bottle of vodka added some sugar.

It is deadly, we tried some last weekend, you don't need to wait as long to drink like the brandy. It has a lovely smell of Almonds

sam from worthing

cherry brandy

ooh sue - almond taste - cyanide - is that not what poirot said? one way to kill off the MIL, lol, i jest!!

Sue G


"ooh sue - almond taste - cyanide - is that not what poirot said? one way to kill off the MIL, lol, i jest!!"

Never thought of this, will check it out again with hubby. We opened the jar of Brandy & Vodka when in laws were over on sunday just to see,
with the brandy you just smelt the brandy but i think it is a almond smell with the vodka.Tastes really good.
God i could do away with the in laws.

Will go and see what google says

Sue G

poisoned by cherry vodka

Hi Sam,
checked out some recipes and also google info. As usual it is all confusing, some items state yes you can get poisoned other state no you can't, have to eat or drink a lot before it kills you.

found a few recipes, each state to leave the cherry stones in.
quote from one recipe
" leave cherry stones embedded and you will get an almond fragrance"

I also use the kernels (sp) from the apricots when jam making and chop them up, this also contains cyanide.

At this rate i could be slowly posioning the whole family, if everything i read is true.


Cherry Brandy

Just picked a load of cherries and now wondering... do I stone them or not? What did you conclude Sue? ;o) Is your MIL okay? I saw another one which says to leave the stones... just don't know what to do.

H x


cherry brandy / wine

Ok well hello everyone here is my way of makin it start with 3 gal water boil 5 min let cool some and take 10 lb sugar stir till all desolved dice 3 lemons then 2 quarts of fruit take out seed blend then have the blended fruit and diced lemons an put in sack and put in the fermenting bucket I have a 6 gal bucket then take 1 cake of yeast and put it in stir real good. then once every day remove the lid with air lock and stir for 7 days. then I use 4 boxes of raison stir real good 1 more time put lid on and leave for 21 days and then bottle


Cherry Brandy

I think you have a slightly different take on Cherry Brandy compared with what we mean in the UK.

We just mean cherries steeped in brandy plus sugar.

Yours seems to be a fermented wine.


Cherry Brandy...

Wow, now that sounds like the real McCoy to me !! I was going to cheat and use brandy I'd bought and add cherries. Thanks for that Mick. I could supply the entire village with those quantities. But it could be scaled down.

In the mean time I'm making lots of puds.

H x

Sue G

cherry brandy

Just saw this thread,

Just to let you all know? mother in law is still with us. I gave her a small bottle of the cherry vodka & brandy for christmas, she didn't like the vodka but loved the brandy.

I did a lot of searching on the web which is all confusing as you either leave the stone or remove them. Then thought to ask our friend who works in the pharmacy, she said it is fine to leave the stones in.

Vodka didn't last long.
Never got to make any this year, due to our cherries being stolen and i refuse to pay supermarket prices. Next year leaving the coq and the nasty chickens out in the garden, they soon chase anyone who dares to jump the fence.


Cherry Brandy

Hi Sue... in the meantime I've been making an Cherry and Almond Tart or two. I'm also making cherry jam to ripple through some ice-cream. But I think there are still enough cherries to do some cherry brandy. I think I will do the brandy, rather than vodka, as I think it will be sweeter and more useful for adding to a cherry dessert I do.

This is the cherry and almond tart I've been making. If the chucks do their job next year, you might like to try this one.


Although we have always known this as Mum's Almond Tart, it's not really a tart I suppose (no pastry). I took Mum's original recipe and doubled it, replaced some of the flour with ground almonds (half and half) and added the cherries.

Works well as a pud or cake the next day

Grease an 8 inch loose-bottomed flan tin

4 oz Self Raising Flour
6 oz Butter (straight from fridge)
4 oz Caster Sugar
4 oz Ground Almonds
2 large eggs
2 tsp Almond extract
Jam of your choice (enough to dollop evenly over the mixture base)
Enough cherries to decorate the top... sorry didn't weigh them.

1. Put the first four ingredients in a food mixer and mix until bread-crumbed.

2. Whisk eggs and almond extract together and add to bread-crumbs and whisk for a minute or two.

3. Spread half the mixture over the bottom of the tin.

4. Now spread with the jam (soft is easiest and so you could warm it a bit).

5. Top with the other half of the mixture.

6. Now place your cherries on the top (as many as you like). The mixture rises up around the cherries.

7. Bake at 160°C for a fan oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until you think it's done.

8. Leave to cool in the tin, then slide it off the base onto a plate.

Serve with custard or ice-cream or eat as cake. The ground almonds make it lovely and moist.


Cherry Brandy.

Sounds like a nice recipe, Honey.

Wish you'd use grams instead of ounces, though:)

Sue G

cherry brandy

Sounds good Honey,

have copied out the recipe and will give it a try.

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