No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Use these cherries in a Manhattan or spoon them with their syrup over ice cream for an adult dessert.

  • prep: 5 mins
  • yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Photography: Johnny Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces dried (no oil added) cherries (3/4 cup)

Cook's Note

Cherries can be refrigerated in syrup for up to 2 months.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Bring bourbon and sugar to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over low heat. (Watch carefully, since bourbon may ignite.) Simmer, stirring, until sugar dissolves.

  2. Step 2

    Pour bourbon syrup over cherries in a 12-ounce glass jar. Let stand overnight to macerate.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2011