Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home Made Holiday Gifts - Sour Cherry Bounce

Cherry Bounce Recipe:
  • For this batch we used 5 lb of pitted sour cherries
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar to 2 cups water to make a simple syrup
  • 1 gallon of good quality Russian Vodka
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
Wash/Disinfect bottles & caps. Make simple syrup - equal parts sugar to water based on how many lb of cherries you have.  Set aside to cool.  Once the simple syrup is cooled add it to Vodka.  Place sour cherries into each bottle leaving at least an inch free at the top.  Pour Vodka/Simple Syrup over cherries in each bottle.  Store in a dark cool and dry place for about 6 months.  Since the sour cherries are only available in June, this provides the perfect timing for gift giving in December.  Serve over vanilla ice cream as an adult treat or as an aperitif after dinner.

Label Recipe:
  • Spellbinders Frameabilities - Cherry Pickin' S5-021
  • Cut with Staples white card stock
  • Embossed to push through the cherries then Distress Ink in Festive Berries used to put on with the die frame on in a pouncing motion
  • Label with ingredients printed off my computer and cut to 2.5x3 inches to fit behind the Cherry frame
  • Scotch 3M 1/2 tape ATG used to adhere all paper to the glass bottles
  • Glass bottles were recycled from the local Elks Lodge and washed in the dish washer to disinfect them along with the screw caps
  • Paper tag from my shop - tiny cherries are also from the Spellbinders die set

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