this evening..on the way home..I had to stop at the supermarket.. after work.. I was passing through the groceries..in a hurry.. and I saw.. the red berries.. how do you call them.. cornelian cherry?? ..I thought they were over..before I used to find them in June.. but no..here they were.. I have planted a tree ..last year..but it still so small that I didn't get any fruit yet..I love them..not for eating..nor for marmelade.. I make liqueur.. the colour becomes such a vivid pinkish red.. and it is so easy to do..
you just wash and drain them .. put them in a jar.. cover with vodka.. some people use drinking alcohol to make liqueur.. bu I use vodka.. it gives a softer taste.. ( did you notice how chic is the bottle ).. and keep in a dark place for 3 weeks...
after three weeks.. after all the colour and flavor has run into the vodka.. you drain the fruits..and keep the extract.. if you use it this way it's bitter.. but I keep some to colour coctails..
I prepare a syrup by boiling sugar and water for the the rest..then I add small amouts of the syrop to the drink.. the sweetness of the liqueur must be up to your taste.. I like real sweet ..you then pour it in your favorite liqueur bottle.. (if you don't have any.. it's a good excuse for going to the thrift shops.. and always find good excuses.. to drop in a nearby thrift-shop.. )
and share with friends..
sooo simple..and such a pleasure.. enjoy automn