Spread the love this festive season with these homemade vodka cherries from Coles! These cherries are delicious served with ice-cream, and a little of the syrup can be added to champagne for a cocktail.


  • 750g cherries

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, split

  • 1 cinnamon quill

  • 1 cup vodka


  • 1.

    Wash and dry cherries, remove the stems and pips. Wash 4 x 1-cup capacity jars (or any number of jars equalling 1 litre capacity) and their lids. Place into a just-warm oven to dry and sterilise.

  • 2.

    Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil. Add cherries, vanilla bean and cinnamon quill and return to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in vodka.

  • 3.

    Spoon cherries into jars, and cover with liquid. Seal tightly with a lid. Label, date, and store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 291kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Sugar 48g
  • Sodium 0mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Brenda210Report
do I have to take the seeds out or can I leave them in ?