Recipe by Mirj
Sweet liqueurs made with seasonal fruit -- get a head start on your holiday gifts!
Top Review by Judikins
I used to make a very similar Cherry Bounce: 1 lb. cherries, 1 cup sugar and 1 fifth vodka. I've also made it with brandy; both very tasty, but I've not included the lemon. I'll try it next time. It turns out to be one of the smoothest liquors you'll ever have so be careful. I presented a small clear bottle to my parents at Christmas one year (beautiful in color) and it was gone in nothing flat. Thanks for posting.
- 2 cups fresh cherries, washed and dried
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- peel of 1 lemon
- 3 cups Bourbon (or enough to cover)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the cherries in a 1 quart glass container, being careful not to crush the fruit.
- Add the sugar and the lemon peel.
- Fill the container with the bourbon.
- Seal the lid and gently shake the jar, or move it around the counter to distribute the alcohol and sugar evenly.
- The sugar will continue to dissolve over time.
- Place the cordial in a cool, dark place for 2 months to allow the liquor to be infused with the flavor.
- Jump start the process by placing the container on a sunny windowsill for the 1st two weeks.
- The fluctuating temperatures of the daytime sun and the cool evenings will speed the flavor infusion.