Cherry Liqueur (Ginjinha)

Cherry Liqueur (Ginjinha)

  • Preparation 5 min
  • Cooking 7 min
  • Marinating 24 h
  • Makes 1 litre (4 cups)

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Ingredients

    • 1 jar 540 ml (19 oz) pitted Morello cherries in light syrup
    • 250 ml (1 cup) sugar
    • 375 ml (1 ½ cups) brandy
    • OR 375 ml (1 ½ cups) grappa

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

This recipe is traditionally made with sugar, Portuguese grape pomace brandy (eau-de-vie) (aguardente) and sour cherries (ginja). As these two ingredients can be hard to find outside of Europe, we use brandy or grappa and jarred Morello cherries as substitutes.

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