Use these cherries in a Manhattan or spoon them with their syrup over ice cream for an adult dessert.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Martha Stewart Living, December 2011
- Prep Time 5 minutes
- Total Time Overnight
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 ounces dried (no oil added) cherries (3/4 cup)
- 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.
- Pour bourbon syrup over cherries in a 12-ounce glass jar. Let stand overnight to macerate.
Cherries can be refrigerated in syrup for up to 2 months.
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