Cheers to Dad! If your pop's the toast of the town, help him mix a sweet whiskey smash or a mean Manhattan with DIY cocktail cherries.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Boil cherry juice and sugar over medium-high heat with vanilla bean and seeds until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Stir in Luxardo and bay leaf.

  • Pour mixture over cherries.

  • Cool, seal, and refrigerate at least 1 week.

Cook's Notes

Partner up a jar with a bottle of nice whiskey (we like Nikka Coffey Grain; $65, -- for a gift that only gets better with age, just like you-know-who.