Yes, I said Drunken Cherries because you're going to get those little dried cherries soused! And by that I mean you're going to soak 'em in booze or, in Anthony Bourdain - Top Chef lingo, macerate them!
Here's how you do that:
DRUNKEN CHERRIES RECIPE
Fill a small, really clean glass jar about 3/4 full with dried cherries.
Pour Cherry Vodka (my favorite is Three Olives) to the top, seal up the jar and let sit at least four hours or overnight or even a day or so longer.
Don't worry about how long they will keep, you'll eat them up long before you have to worry about that!
Now grab your tipsy cherries and make this:
DRUNKEN CHERRY MARTINI
1-1/2 Oz. Cherry Brandy
1 Oz. Cherry Heering
3/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Cherry Bitters
Chill your glass in the freezer. Add a cup of ice to your cocktail shaker and pour in the Cherry Brandy, Cherry Heering, Lemon Juice and the Cherry Bitters and shake until nicely chilled.
Skewer several of your Drunken Cherries on a cocktail pick and drop in the glass and serve.
Life is just a bowl of Drunken Cherry Martinis!
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