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Bourbon Cherries

Bourbon Cherries
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A boozy 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.

Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes plus 1 week marinating time
  • 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
  1. Microwave 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 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.


Nutritional Information

Makes: makes 2 cups, about 40 cherries
  • Calories33
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates5 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium1 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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