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Homemade cherry wine

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Put the cherries in a saucepan along with the sugar and vanilla bean.
  2. Add 1 cup of water.
  3. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain the juice and allow to cool.
  5. In a large, wide-brimmed jar, mix the strained juice with the eau-de-vie.
  6. Seal the jar and place in a cool dark place for 15 days.
  7. After 15 days, add the wine to the cherry eau-de-vie.
  8. If making the wine for gifts, pour into decorative bottles and seal.
  9. Store the bottles, tightly sealed in a cool, dark place.
  10. Serve very well chilled as an apéritif or as a dessert wine.
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