Bourbon Cherries

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

makes 2 cups, about 40 cherries

A boozey fire emanates from these drunken cherries that get better with age. Serve them with cheese or combine the cherry-infused bourbon with seltzer or other soda to make a special cocktail. Fill a 12-ounce rocks glass with ice, add 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) of the cherry-infused bourbon (or rum), top with seltzer and garnish with the bourbon cherries.

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark, or dark rum
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups whole fresh cherries, stems left on

directions

Microwave the bourbon (or rum) and brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish until hot, about 1 minute. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.) Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pack the cherries into a small jar and pour the hot liquid over them; gently press on the cherries to make sure they are submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 week or up to 1 month.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 10282

nutrition information per serving

33 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 1mg sodium; 5g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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