Ontario Bing cherries are now in at farmer’s markets. They are great to eat fresh and even better to jar for the winter in some vodka. I’ve been making these flavored cherries for a few years and they are always a great companion to dessert on special occasions. We always wait until Christmas Eve to open the first jar from the previous summer and share it amongst the adults at our table. You are going to be AMAZED at the sweetness in the vodka. In fact it tastes like sweet cherry juice with a hint of vodka, minus the harsher alcohol taste of vodka “straight up”. Just be carfeull………it may be hard to stop wanting more and NO……This DOESN’T count towards a serving of fruit!
Now, put it aside in your cantina or cold cellar and WAIT! You got to give those babies at least 4 months to flavor the vodka. You will know that the cherries are ready when the vodka turns a deep dark red.