Norwegian Cherry Liqueur

a.k.a. Pyrotechnic Cherry Wine

Back in the 1970s, this was a common beverage served at parties in Norway. My host, who made the beverage for the party I was attending, was kind enough to tell me the recipe so I could make more when I returned to the United States.

  1. Remove stems from cherries and inspect them to make sure that the cherries are free of any defect or bruise. Use only perfect cherries to make this beverage.
  2. Fill glass canning jars with cherries.
  3. Fill the jars with the Everclear.
  4. Seal the jars and set them aside in a cool dark place for a minimum of 1 year to age.

Warning: both the liqueur and the cherries are deceptively alcoholic. Don't plan on driving after enjoying.