Fresh cherries in grappa

Yield: 1 quarts

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Cherries, ripe
⅓ cup Sugar
2½ cup Grappa OR
2½ cup Brandy

Choose the largest and firmest cherries and clip off leaving a little of the stems attached to each.

Fill a 1 quart glass jar with the fruit and add the sugar and enough grappa to cover the cherries.

Cover the mixture and shake gently to dissolve the sugar.

Place the jar in sunlight with its cover ajar and let stand for 1 week.

Cover tightly and store in cool dark place at least 3 months.

Source: New York's Master Chefs, Bon Appetit Magazine : Written by Richard Sax, Photographs by Nancy McFarland : The Knapp Press, Los Angeles, 1985 Chef: Lidia Bastianich, Felidia Restaurant, New York

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