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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nectar for the Gods



Cherry (Kirschwasser) and Pear Liqueur


Our sour cherries are ripe

We can only eat so many Cherry Pies







I can only wear so many Cherry Earrings








The rest go into bottles to make Cherry Liqueur



Use the same recipe for Pear Liqueur

Fill quart canning jar halfway with fruit
Pour simple syrup (1 cup sugar plus 1 cup water, heat until dissolved) over fruit until jar is 2/3rds to 3/4 full
(adjust to your taste)

Fill to top with vodka.
Place in cool spot and turn bottle every now and then.









Enjoy at Christmas time.


Have a great weekend my dear Blogging Friends

Gina






39 comments:

  1. What a great idea! How nice to give as a hostess gift too. We are in the middle of a blazing heatwave - no break for us til Monday, maybe! Too hot to even think about doing anything. xo,

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  2. Your pictures are as beautiful as Flemish paintings...I might have to try this!

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  3. oOOOHHH....THOSE LOOK SO GOOOOOOD!!!!!

    We had Italian cherries at the Italian Cherry Festival in a little town called Forchia that were AMAZING!

    Sadly, we didn't have enough to make yummy things like you did!!!!

    Every time I come to your blog I swoon over your photos/ceramics/house.

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  4. I was going to ask about the "simple syrup," and then found the information at your Cherry Liqueur link. Thanks - this sounds as wonderful as it is easy, and I will definitely give it a try!

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  5. I hope I can come up with enuf sour cherries to try this. Sounds wonderful.
    I'm over from the Tablescaper. :)
    xo bj

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  6. Hi Barbara, Fancy little bottles filled with Kirschwasser make unusual and lovely gifts. You will be admired for your cleverness.

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  7. Dear Theresa, I hope youwill try making Kirschwasser or the pear Liqueur...it is so simple and so rewarding.

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  8. Dear Lana, Then it must be mutual admiration...I love your photographs of Italy.

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  9. Hi Mark, Sour Cherries might not be available in Florida right now. But I know that you can find a few pears. Cut them up in chunks and proceed as with the cherry recipe. Pear Liqueur is not as pungent as cherries, however, it has a unique flavor and your friends will be very impressed with your brandy making skills.

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  10. Hi bj, and welcome to my blog. It is best to use sour cherries rather than sweet cherries. And when you're decanting, save the macerated charries for a Kirschwasser Torte...but make sure you have removed all pits first.

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  11. Wonderful idea! I do love cherries and seem to always have too many!!!!!

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  12. I never had pear liqueur, but I love anything with pears - one of my favorite fruit, too bad they are available for such a short time!

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  13. Meine liebe Gina,
    sorry for not being able commenting! So involved with our annual music festival, just spent a few minutes here and there to visit my readers blogs, and...to write my own posts.

    This is just to let you know that I'm still enjoying your posts and the stunning photos which are all 'shoot' by yourself!!!!

    Give me a bit of time to read more through your recent posts, eventually I like to make some comments. We have also full house here with holiday guests. So, in about a week or two I might have cleared my head for writing.....maybe...

    Ganz herzlichen Gruss und noch einen wunderschoenen Sonntag!
    Karin

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  14. I'm over from The Tablescaper and I'm admiring your gorgeous photos. The recipes for cherry and pear liqueurs sound so easy to make and delicious.
    Now, I have figs, but need to find cherries or pears. Can you make fig liqueur? lol
    Babs

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  15. such wonderful photos... i never think to make cherry, i have loads of citrus trees and need to branch out with my cocktails~

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  16. This is so elegant. Just amazing! Your have such style. Thanks so much for bringing your amazing post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. First of all the photos and vignettes are stunning! I love this drink, I need lots of cherries...guess I can do that. Thank you for sharing and yes, I'd love it for Christmas, too.
    I just came by from TTT at Marty's. Hugs, FABBY

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  18. All of the vignettes are gorgeous and your pictures are absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  19. I echo Theresa....sumptuous pictures, dear Gina! now, what to try? I'll go by the calendar and try the pear liqueur first...Thanks for the recipe! :-)

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  20. Hi Snap and hello Francesca, hope you give this a try.

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  21. Dear Karin, So glad you took the time to stop by. Your posts about the music festival are beautiful. Thank you for including us and letting us be part of the Festival.

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  22. Hi Babs, I think that Figs would make a great Liquer...I would give it a try. Thank you for your visit.

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  23. Hi Blue Moon, hope you're making Limoncello with your citrus.

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  24. Hi Tablescaper, How sweet of you to leave such a wonderful comment. And thank you for letting us be part of your very wonderful blog.

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  25. Hi Fabby, Be sure to look for sour cherries, sweet cherries might work, but I haven't tried them.

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  26. Hi Marty, Your comment means so much...it made my day. Thank you for letting us be part of your very charming blog...A Stroll Through Life.

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  27. Hi Lala, you are such a smart girl...going by the calendar. I wonder if frozen or dried sour cherries would work. I've not tried them.

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  28. Cherries are so versatile. We make many different treats with our sour cherries, also. Not only do they taste delicious, but they're fun to photograph. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party again.

    Have a great weekend!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. Yummmmm! I love cherry liqueur! Your pictures are so beautiful, I can almost taste it! So funny, the cherry earrings!

    DD

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  30. Gina, Your photographs are beautiful and the liquers sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  31. Hi Liz, Thank you for your visit. I would love to know what you do with some of your sour cherries...we have a bumper crop.

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  32. Hello DD, Thank you for your visit and your comment. You noticed the cherry earrings message. Please visit again.

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  33. Dear Sherry, Thank you for your sweet note and also, thank you for letting me join your party.
    Gina

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  34. A truly beautiful cherry and all the other great goodies presentation. I love cherries of all kinds. Nothing wrong with being a country lady. I was born and raised on one and feel I have come a long way since then. I still love the peace and quiet out in the woods and country roads.

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  35. I am a cherry lover and have just about broken the bank with bringing home large bags of luscious cherries....I said I was going to freeze some for the holiday's, but so far I have been eating them all! lol!
    Cherry liquor sounds tempting and it looks gorgeous in the crystal bottles!
    HPS!
    Jil

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  36. Hi LV, So glad you stopped by for a visit. It is so appreciated. Gina

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  37. Hi Jil, I don't blame you. Cherries are available for such a short time...if we're lucky, we can get our fill. Thank you for your visit. Gina

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  38. Happy Pink Saturday, your display looks gorgeous and sounds yummy. Linda

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  39. Hi Gina...

    Mmm...the cherry liquorer sounds amazing! I love cherries...in any form or fashion! My friend, your photos are stunning as usual! Certainly magazine worthy! You have so many beautiful things...thank you for sharing them with us for the Sunday Favorites party!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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