[Sca-cooks] OOP -- Cherry Liqueur

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Thu Jul 3 05:42:41 PDT 2008

How about making a cherry pottage?


On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 00:56:29 -0600,  wrote:
> Hello to the list!
> I know that fruit liqueurs are pretty much out of period, but since the 
> folks on this list are such a wonderful repository of cooking wisdom, 
> I'm hoping you can help me in a quest for information.
> When we bought our house last fall, we knew it had some fruit trees and 
> a couple of grape vines.  We didn't realize that there was also a cherry 
> tree until I looked up at the beginning of June and said, "Huh, those 
> things on that tree there look like proto-cherries!"
> They were indeed cherries, and are now ripe.  The harvest was not huge 
> -- about 3 1/2 cups before pitting and trimming off of buggy bits -- and 
> I split it with a friend.  We may still get another cup or two off of 
> the tree, but there won't be great quantities of fruit.
> There's not enough for pie; there's not even enough for a cobbler.  And 
> they are *very* tart.  So my thought for these was to make some cherry 
> liqueur.
> Only I've never made liqueur.  I know it involves alcohol, sugar, fruit, 
> and time, but I don't know what quantities of any of these things is
> Anyone have any advice?
> In a month or so, I'll be needing creative ideas on how to use peaches, 
> because if all goes well, it looks as though we will have a bumper crop 
> this year.  The apples aren't doing quite as well, but we should have a 
> few of them.  And the grape vines are sporting teeny weeny little grapes 
> -- we have at least two varieties, concord and chardonnay, plus two 
> mystery vines that do not appear to have produced last year.
> What fun!
> Arwen
> Caerthe, Outlands
> (Denver, CO)
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