Homemade cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) is the base for this adult seltzer. The bourbon syrup from the cherries is sweet, but if you like a sweeter cocktail, use ginger ale in place of the seltzer.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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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  • To prepare seltzers: Fill four 12-ounce rocks glasses with ice, add 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) to each glass and top with about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) seltzer each. Garnish with 2 or 3 whole Bourbon Cherries. (Refrigerate the remaining Bourbon Cherries for up to 1 month.)

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store the bourbon cherries (Step 1) in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 10 mg sodium. 57 mg potassium; 31.5 g carbohydrates; 30 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 210 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 27 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium; 40 g added sugar;