So you start with a bunch of cherries from Keown Orchards, in Sutton. This is back in, say, June. Pit most of them.
You end up with a big pile of mostly pitted cherries. Tuck them away in a big jar or crock, add some sugar and a whoooole lotta vodka. Wrap it in a towel to protect it from light, and wait two months.
Ta-da! Summer, distilled. Delicious on ice cream, not quite as delicious to photograph when you're running out the door on the way to another wedding! I'll be back next week my friends.
Sour cherry liqueur, not-so-loosely adapted from Not Derby Pie.