Cherry-Infused Vodka

Cherry Infused Vodka

Since operation fridge and pantry clean-out is full still in effect, I thought I’d drop in with a post that’s more public service announcement than recipe.  Cherry season is drawing to a close, so if you’re a fan of cherry mixed drinks (like this very cherry lime mojito!), you may want to think about infusing some vodka with the some fresh cherries while you can still find them at the market.

Cherry Infused Vodka 1

Bing Cherries

I’ve only used Bing cherries, since I love their vibrant hue and bold flavor, but you’re welcome to try Rainier as well.   The resulting product will likely just have a more delicate flavor, like the cherries themselves, as well as a lighter tone.

There’s really no right or wrong way to make this… the following “recipe” is just a guide to get you started.

Cherry Infused Vodka 2


Cherry-Infused Vodka

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: several weeks


* 1 cup Bing cherries, washed, stems removed, and pitted
* 2 cups vodka


Combine the cherries and the vodka in a jar or bottle and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Set aside for at least a week or two (ideally about a month) while the cherries to infuse the liquor. Strain the liquid into another bottle.

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6 Responses to “Cherry-Infused Vodka”

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    Barbara — August 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

    This is a definite must try!


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    Bob — August 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    How did you know I pitted a quart of cherries today and that I love infused vodkas?

    Thanks so much, love your blog



    • Cate — August 10th, 2013 @ 8:16 am

      Thanks so much Bob :)


      • Lonnie — June 28th, 2015 @ 4:47 am

        Cate, do you place the infused vodka after you mix vodka with cherries?

    • Mary Beth — June 18th, 2015 @ 7:56 am

      Should I refrigerate while the cherries are soaking?


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    Arrow — August 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I’m going to try infusing rainier cherries . Not sure how it will turn out, but i love the flavor. Does infusing cherries improve antioxidant content and bio-availability -Or maybe its a question for medical research :)


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