Our particular favorite is cherry bounce, a sweet boozy drink.
This recipe is very simple, from my mother's cousin, who owns a cherry orchard.
Door County Style Cherry Bounce
2 quart mason jars
1 quart brandy
1 cup sugar
lots of cherries (a bag?)
- Wash out your mason jars and allow to dry.
- Combine brandy and sugar, whisk and heat over low heat, just enough to dissolve the sugar, no more. You don't want to boil it - just get the brandy clear to the bottom, and you're done. Let it cool, then divide between the two mason jars.
- Toss pitted cherries into the jars until full to the brim, seal.
- Let the mix sit in a cool, dark place for four months. If you're making this in July, it will be ready by Thanksgiving!