We say make it a double! This is perfect chilled, with a few cherries in, or make it long and add some soda or lemonade
200g caster sugar
70cl bottle vodka
- Slit the cherries, but don’t cut them in half.
- Put in a pan with the sugar and 150ml water, then heat, stirring gently, until the juices run and the sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from the heat, then spoon into a large bottle or jar.
- Add the vodka and mix well. Seal, then leave for 4 weeks before drinking to let the flavours steep.
For ice cold vodka, keep the bottle in the freezer (it won’t freeze solid) or simply decant into a carafe, if you like.
Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2008