Count down to 50! Game on. Need these guys ready for end of summer festivities. Thank you Cindi for the inspiration.
Cocktail Sour Cherries
- 3 pounds sour cherries
- 1 1/2 cups super fine sugar
- 3 cups brandy
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 8 cardamom pods
Wash and dry cherries on a kitchen towel. Combine sugar, brandy, cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom in a large bowl and stir until sugar dissolves. Add cherries and let stand about 1 hour. Use a slotted spoon to lift cherries out of liquid and transfer to a clean quart size Mason jar. Pour liquid into jar - making sure cherries are completely submerged. Seal jar with lid and store in a cool dark place for one month. Give jar a shake every few days. When the cherries turn a deep dark red they are ready. Send out party invites.