This is a super easy, extra delicious bourbon soaked cherries recipe! These cherries go perfectly in a Manhattan. Or you can just eat them out of the jar. Or do both at the same time.
Best invention ever
I absolutely adore this cherry pitter. It makes taking the pits out of cherries soooo easy.
But, do you need to pit the cherries to make this recipe?
No. I just prefer to because when you use them in cocktails, people tend to forget about the pit and I really don’t want those them to chip their teeth on the pit.
Not on my watch.
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How to make bourbon soaked cherries
Wash, rinse and pit the cherries.
The way I determine how many cherries to use is by first filling two Ball jars with them.
Once I have my quantity set, I put them in a strainer, remove the stems and wash them. I gather my bourbon, cinnamon sticks and maple syrup.
Next, I put the clean cherries back in the jars.
I place a cinnamon stick in each jar.
And now it’s time for the bourbon. It takes a little over a cup of bourbon to fill both jars. But you don’t have to measure it. Just pour it in to cover the cherries. Here’s where I also add ½ teaspoon maple syrup in each jar.
I cap the jars and place them in the refrigerator.
And now comes the hard part.
You must wait three days for the cherries to marinate in the bourbon. Three days! So be patient!
I know you can do it!
They are pretty, are they not? And their looks will not deceive your bourbon-loving taste buds. They taste delicious, in or out of a cocktail.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. If you make these, please tell me how you ate them and in what drink you used them. I’ll be longing to know.
And may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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Bourbon Soaked Cherries
- 3 cups Cherries to fit in two Ball jars de-stemmed and washed
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup total ½ teaspoon in each jar
- Bourbon to fill the jars
2 Ball jars
- Fill the jars with the cherries
- Stick a cinnamon stick in each jar
- Cover the cherries with bourbon
- Add ½ teaspoon maple syrup in each jar
- Stick in refrigerator for 3 days
- Have a party
- Make a cocktail with these cherries as a garnish
- Eat a cherry