Monday, December 27, 2010

The Monday Recipe Blog

Wow, we have almost survived the holidays - one more to go!

Today, straight from the recipe box of Lois Elaine Mueller, is a recipe for Black Cherry Drink. For the next several months I will be featuring Lois Elaine's recipes every Monday. Her heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

The recipe I am featuring today was not enjoyed by the kids, but I'm sure the adults loved it during the holidays.  With New Year's Eve approaching, I thought that this Black Cherry Drink recipe was appropriate.  But it has to sit for 6 months, so make it in early summer to enjoy it during the holidays.

The Muellers are from Michigan, one of the best producers of cherries, so quite a few of Lois Elaine's recipes feature cherries.  Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, and none are better than those from Michigan, in my opinion.  Black cherries are black, without any red tint.  They are wonderful, but you probably won't find them in the supermarkets.  We order our's straight from Michigan.  Expensive, but great.  I'll bet that you can substitute other sweet cherries for black cherries in this recipe, but it might not be quite as good.  With this much alcohol, you probably won't notice....

Lois Elaine's Black Cherry Drink:

2 qt. fresh black cherries
1 fifth whiskey or vodka
2 c. sugar

Mix the ingredients.  Let sit for 6 months.

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