1 kilo black cherries
11/2 kilo sugar
2 sticks cinnamon
2 whole nutmegs
1 liter Metaxa brandy or cognac
stems and wash the cherries with soap and water. Rinse them
well and set aside to drain. Wash and rinse a large mouth,
screw top jar. Add the drained cherries, sugar, cinnamon,
cloves and nutmegs. Cover tightly and give the jar a shake.
Place the jar on a sunny windowsill for 1 month. Don’t open
the jar during this time, just shake it occasionally.
month, open the jar and add the cognac. Close the lid tightly
and again, set it on the windowsill for another 10 days.
will be ready. Using cheesecloth, strain the liqueur into
bottles. Personally, I prefer to keep it as is with the fruit
and spices. I think it ages that much better. And the
cherries really pack a punch!