Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups

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


  • 1 cup bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 4 ounces dried (no oil added) cherries (¾ cup)


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

Cook's Notes

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

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