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Dessert just got more luxe with this infused cherry topping, made with fresh pitted cherries, lemon, vanilla and Everclear.


2-3 c. Everclear
4 Pints Cherries, Pitted
2-3 c. Sugar
Lemon Peel, Pith Removed
2 Vanilla Beans, Split


  1. Add the pitted cherries, vanilla beans and lemon peel to a sterilized mason jar.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the sugar and just enough water to wet the sugar.
  3. Heat until the sugar fully dissolves, then let cool.
  4. Pour the sugar syrup over the cherries and add enough Everclear to fully cover.
  5. Shake and put in a cool dark place. Shake every couple of days and store for several months.
  6. When ready to enjoy, strain the liqueur and bottle. Serve the infused cherries over ice cream or add to your favorite recipes.

Please Enjoy Responsibly.



Created By: Vanessa Dora Lavorato

Vanessa is a chocolatier, tv host and food stylist in Berkeley, CA. Her cannabis confiserie Marigold Sweets has been featured in Vogue, LA Times and PAPER magazine. She co-hosted on VICELAND’s James Beard-nominated cannabis cooking show Bong Appétit. She also hosts a weekly edible live-demo for The Edible Club. View more of her recipes here.