Guinettes or cerises à l'eau de vie are cherries macerated in brandy, then flavoured with Kirsch. You can also find guinettes à l’Armagnac, used in anything from desserts to a side dish with roast pork or game.
Guinettes bordelaises or guignes bordelaises, covered in fondant and dipped in dark chocolate, are a speciality of Bordeaux.
For more boozy cherries, check out Griottines de Fougerolles.
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