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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010


Recipe Summary

15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

1 cherry
33 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 5.3g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 5g; vitamin a iu 4.9IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 0.3mcg; calcium 4.4mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.2mg; potassium 22.7mg; sodium 1.2mg.

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