Nothing like the bright red sticky cherries found in cocktails - these are deep, dark and dangerous!
9 fl oz
4 fl oz
Juice of Lemon
, Freshly grated
Wash the cherries and leave stalks on wherever possible. ( These look attractive on top of a trilfe, for instance.) Leave stones in.
Once the cherries are prepared, put all of the remaining ingredients except the liqueur and cherries, into a pan and stir to combine.
Heat and bring to a rolling boil.Reduce the heat, add the cherries and simmer for around 5 mins.
Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and then add the liqueur. We used Luxardo, bought on-line, but you could substitute brandy.
Delicious on their own as a sweetmeat after a meal, or on a trifle or in cocktails