Poor Man’s Kirsch

In early July, at the urging of Steve the Weather Watcher, Mr. Radar bought some moonshine. We all drank some and regretted it the next morning. Since that time, the moonshine has been chilling out in our freezer.

I found it odd that the Kentucky moonshine is Georgia brand. Maybe I need to drive to West Virginia to get the Kentucky brand Kentucky moonshine.

At any rate, I decided to start messing around with it. A quart of sour cherries later, and it was this:

What can only be described as poor man’s kirsch or redneck kirsch. For Steve, we can call it Krogetto Kirsch.

Poor Man’s Kirsch

700 ml of grain alcohol

2-2  1/2 cups sour cherries, pitted

1/4 cup sugar

(1) Pit all the cherries and combine with the sugar in a mixing bowl. Allow to macerate for about an hour, or until the sugar is mostly dissolved.

(2) Drain off some of the juice. In a large mason jar (or a series of smaller jars), combine the cherries and the alcohol. Place in a dark, cool place for at least 3 days before tapping into it. The longer it sits, the more flavorful the liquor and the boozier the cherries.



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3 responses to “Poor Man’s Kirsch

  1. Redneck kirsch. That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

  2. Thanks! Katherine/Greg, it is nothing if not redneck.

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