Tart Cherry Cordial



  • 1 lb. (~4 cups) Tart/Sour (pie) Cherries, pitted
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2½ cups granulated Sugar
  • 4” Cinnamon Stick
  • 8 Cloves
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 tsp. Citric Acid

  • Add the cherries, sugar, and water to a medium sauce pot. Muddle the cherries. Add the spices. Over a medium flame, stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let sit on the countertop for 4-6 hours (or overnight). Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. Add the citric acid and stir to dissolve. Place in a clean bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Shake before using. Yields ~4 cups.

Learn how to make this rich Sour/Tart Cherry Syrup for use in many of our Tart Cherry cocktails, such as our Cardinal’s Tears, Tart Cherry Old Fashioned, Ruby in a Poor Man’s Cup, our Tart Cherry Tonic, and the Tart Cherry Champagne Cocktail. Cheers!


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