Place cinnamon stick, star anise, clove, and citrus zest in middle of a 4 inch
square cheesecloth. Bring corners together to form a pouch and tie securely. Set
Combine the cherries, 3 1/4 cups of water, and sugar in a large saucepan and
bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add flavor sachet.
Cover and let stand 2 hours to blend and bring out the flavors.
Remove sachet from soup. Pour soup into food processor and blend until smooth.
Strain through large sieve into a large bowl.
Refrigerate for 3 hours or until thoroughly