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Bourbon Cherries

May/June 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I made this recipe and while the cherries were in the refrigerator for one week, they rotted. Cherries are expensive and so is bourbon, so I would not recommend this recipe. "
Bourbon Cherries Recipe

Makes: Makes 2 cups, about 40 cherries

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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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Per cherry: 33 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 23 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: free food



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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Diabetes appropriate
Preparation/ Technique
Marinate/Rub
Microwave
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Dessert
Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Sauce/Condiment, sweet
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Ethnic/Regional
American
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
8 or more
Publication
May/June 2010

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