FRESH CHERRY SYRUP
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 cups cherries
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. You can pit the cherries or leave them with the pits if you'd like. Either way is fine.
Use a potato masher to squish the cherries and release some juices.
Simmer over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Mixture will be slightly thickened, all the sugar should be dissolved, and the syrup should be a deep red color.
Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Fresh Cherry Syrup is such a beautiful addition to any cocktail. You can even put it over pancakes if that’s your thing. You’re going to want to make a big batch of this today while the cherries are fresh.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:00am