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Bourbon Cherries

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Total Time: 15 mins plus 1 week marinating time

Bourbon Cherries

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.

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

Instructions

Step 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.

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