Some fruits favour gin, others vodka, but cherries definitely favour whiskey. The earthy malty flavours of whiskey both heighten and are heighten with the addition of cherries, combining to make a smooth liquor that can be enjoyed both straight and in a long drink on those cold winter nights. I often drink this as a night cap after an evening out.
400g Wild Cherries
Sugar to taste
Place your cherries in a zip seal bag and put in the freezer over night
Remove and place in a 1ltr jar
Pour over the whiskey and leave to rest for at least 3 months
Strain through a muslin cloth and add sugar to taste
Enjoy straight or in a cherry whiskey smash – 2 shots cherry whiskey, 1 good wedge of lime, ice and filled with coke-a-cola – Tasty.