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Homemade Kirsch

Homemade kirsch is so easy to make and perfect for cooking, baking and cocktails
3.75 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 20 servings
Calories 59 kcal


  • 50 g cherry stones
  • 500 ml vodka


  • Rinse cherry stones to remove all juicy flesh and pat dry
  • Place cherry stones in a plastic bag and bash with a mallet or rolling pin to break them up
  • Pour broken stones into a sterilised bottle and top with vodka and a lid
  • Set aside in a cupboard for at least 2 weeks
  • Add more broken stones whenever you have them
  • I have left mine for 4 months adding stones whenever we have cherries to eat
  • Strain through a double layer of kitchen roll
  • Decant into a sterilised bottle


The calorie values are taken for a 25ml sized serving of Kirsch.
Please refer to the article shown in this post from Good Housekeeping regarding use of cherry stones/pits.
Use your kirsch as a drink, in cocktails and in cooking and baking too.


Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mg
Keyword cherries, kirsch
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