Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Courtesy of my friend Michael Cecconi of Two Sisters Bar and Books, a recipe for homemade balsamic-cherry vermouth, plus a cocktail recipe that uses it.
Dried cherries are rehydrated in amaretto liqueur and then made into jam.
In this luscious liqueur, dried tart cherries allow you to enjoy a favorite summer flavor even in the winter.