Sautéed Cherries with Vanilla Bean



      • 3 tablespoons Yacht Life Vodka
      • 1/2 vanilla bean
      • 1 pound (3 cups) ripe cherries
      • 2 tablespoons sugar
      • Pinch of salt
      • Fresh lemon juice, to taste
  1. Split the piece of vanilla bean in half horizontally.
  2. Pit and halve the cherries. Toss them in a bowl with the vodka, sugar, vanilla bean pieces and salt. Let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve  the sugar.
  3. Heat a wide, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the  cherries and their juices and cook, scrape the bottom of the pan often to prevent burning. In a couple of minutes you the juices will become a thick, sticky glaze.
  4. Scrape the glazed cherries into a bowl and taste, adding a few drops of lemon juice if necessary to brighten the flavor. Leave the vanilla bean pieces in the mixture and refrigerate.
  5. The mixture will last for a week in the refrigerator.