Season: Summer 

Cherry Vodka

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

Makes 750ml


400g cherries

200g caster sugar

70cl bottle vodka


  1. Slit the cherries, but don’t cut them in half.
  2. Put in a pan with the sugar and 150ml water, then heat, stirring gently, until the juices run and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat, then spoon into a large bottle or jar.
  4. 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