My 1-1/2 pounds of Nanking Cherries wouldn't make much in the way of preserves, so I decided to follow an blog recipe I found to make a Cherry Liquer.
The recipe is easy:
1-1/2 pounds of sour cherries, not seeded to have the slight almond flavor from the seeds
1 cup sugar
750 ml vodka or 3 cups (1 bottle)
Add all ingredients into a jar with a tight lid. Leave on the counter for a couple of weeks, shaking daily. In 2 weeks the sugar should have dissolved and the liquid taking on a reddish color from the cherries.
Move to a cool, dark cupboard for several months. Crack open and enjoy with your Christmas celebrations! (I'm planning for mine to be gifts since I don't like really sweet drinks.)