Swozzled Cherries

As my friend, Mira, is known to say (after an especially trying day with work or the kids)…

“You don’t know, this could be vodka!”

Well, now you don’t have to wonder, because, yes, this is, in fact, a jar of maraschino cherries soaking in vodka.

“Why?” you ask?

It’s the holidaze, and, really, shouldn’t your maraschino cherries be soaked in vodka?

Yeh. I thought so.

The original recipe called for using a ten ounce jar of cherries, but I had a partial jar in the fridge, so added them too, and ended up with a nice, 12 ounce, jar of vodka and sweet cherry goodness which will go on top of individual cheesecakes at our Book Club gathering this weekend.

Because that, my friends, is how our Book Club roll.

•Maraschino cherries

Drain the cherries. Save the juice or don’t.

Return the cherries to the jar – or – if you’ve made extra, as did I, place them in a jar to fit, then pour vodka over to cover.

Close the jar and stash in the fridge for at least 24 hours – though the longer you let them rest, the more swozzled they’ll be.

That’s all there is to it!

Add a little extra oompf to your next adult dessert gathering.

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