Homemade cherry tincture – 3 recipes with vodka or moonshine - Alcohol and Tradition

Homemade cherry tincture – 3 recipes with vodka or moonshine

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Cherry tincture on vodka (moonshine, alcohol) is called “vishnevka” and is highly appreciated among lovers of home-made alcohol. The berry quickly eliminates the sharp vodka taste, as a result, the tincture turns out to be aromatic with a sweet and sour taste. This is a great women’s or dessert drink. We will look at three proven recipes for cooking.

It is better to take large cherries of sweet varieties. Suitable for fresh, dried and frozen berries, sold in supermarkets all year round. In the latter case, the cherries are pre-thawed and infused together with the thawed liquid.

The proportions of sugar can be changed at your discretion, focusing on the taste and sweetness of the selected variety. In the case of sweet berries, I advise you to make a cherry tincture without sugar according to the first or second recipe. The drink will be stronger with a more pronounced aroma of raw materials (male version).

The alcohol base can be vodka, purified odorless moonshine, alcohol diluted with water to 40-45%, or cheap cognac (suitable for the 1st and 2nd recipes). Tincture of cherries on cognac differs from vodka analogues with an original tannic taste.

It is believed that cherry seeds contain harmful prussic acid, so they must be removed. However, the concentration of dangerous impurities is minimal and sugar neutralizes the effect of prussic acid on the body, and the absence of seeds has a bad effect on the taste (there is no characteristic almond taste). Everyone can solve this issue by choosing a suitable recipe.

Classic cherry tincture

The simplest version of cooking with a rich taste and a recognizable almond aftertaste.


  • cherry berries-1.5 kg;
  • vodka (moonshine, cognac, alcohol 45%) – 0.7 liters;
  • sugar – 0.5 kg.


1. Podvyalit fresh or frozen cherries in the sun, laying out an even layer and leaving for a few days under the influence of direct sunlight. Alternatively, bake the berries in the oven for 4-6 hours at 60-80°C.

The stage is optional, but drying removes excess moisture from the cherries, which makes the tincture watery.

2. Mix vodka, sugar and berries in a three-liter jar (the alcohol base should overlap the cherries by at least 1-2 cm, if necessary, pour more). Close the lid tightly, put it in a dark place with room temperature for 30 days. Once every 2-3 days, shake the contents of the jar.

3. Strain the finished tincture through several layers of gauze, squeeze the berries well. Filter the liquid part through cotton wool.

4. Pour the drink into bottles and close the stoppers tightly. Store in the refrigerator or basement. Shelf life away from direct sunlight up to 3 years. Strength – 20-25%.

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Cherry tincture without seeds

It has a delicate fruity taste and a low strength, similar to that of wine.


  • cherry berries – 1 kg;
  • sugar – 3 kg;
  • vodka – 1 liter.


1.Remove the seeds from the washed cherries.

2. Put the pulp in a jar, cover with sugar and leave for 2-3 hours, until the cherry leaves the juice.

3. Add vodka (moonshine), close the jar with a lid, shake it well several times, then put it in a dark, warm (16-25°C) place for 15 days.

4. Filter the homemade cherry tincture through cheesecloth (squeeze dry) and cotton wool, so that the drink becomes transparent. Sometimes multiple filters are required.

5. Pour into bottles, close tightly. When stored in a dark, cool place, the shelf life of the tincture is up to 3 years. Strength – 10-12%.

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Tincture with cherry leaves

The leaves enhance the aroma, and citric acid stabilizes the taste. A great option for a lean season, when there are few raw materials available.


  • berries – 50 pieces;
  • cherry leaves – 200 pieces;
  • sugar – 1.5 kg;
  • vodka – 1 liter;
  • water – 1 liter;
  • citric acid-1.5 teaspoons.


1. Wash the berries with leaves (remove the bones if desired), pour water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally, then strain through cheesecloth.

2. Add sugar and citric acid to the resulting broth, cook stirring over low heat for 5-7 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved.

3. Cool the finished cherry syrup to room temperature, add vodka, pour into bottles( cans), seal tightly. To enhance the flavor, you can put a few fresh leaves in the container.

4. Infuse at room temperature for 20 days. If the drink is cloudy, filter through cotton wool.

Store in a cool, dark place. The shelf life of cherry tincture with leaves is up to 2 years. The fortress is 8-10 degrees.

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