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cherry brandy by larderlove

Cherry Brandy

Karon Grieve
A super easy recipe for how to make cherry brandy, a retro favourite from the cocktail cabinate
4 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course liqueurs
Cuisine French
Servings 12 servings
Calories 136 kcal


  • 500 ml brandy
  • 600 g fresh cherries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Stone the cherries (remove the pits) and pop them into a large clean jar
  • add the brandy, sugar and cinnamon stick
  • seal the jar and shake well, put away in a dark cupboard for 2 weeks shaking regularly
  • strain through either 2 layers of muslin/cheese cloth or kitchen roll
  • decant into a sterilised bottle


This homemade cherry brandy is ready to drink once you have let it mature for the 2 weeks and then strained it into sterilised bottles.
Use on its own or as part of a cocktail.
This will make approximately 500ml of cherry brandy and I have taken the calories from 1 shot.
You can use frozen cherries, just defrost them first.


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brandy, cherries
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