Bourbon Cherries

Course: Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, canned, cherries, cocktail
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
These homemade Bourbon Cherries are a delicious and easy-to-make treat. You can use them for garnish on a cocktail, serve them on a dessert bar, or gift them to special people in your life!


  • 3 1/2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups sweet cherries - pitted and stems removed


  • Add the bourbon and sugar to a medium saucepan. Simmer on low heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide the cherries into mason jars. You'll need 4 or 5 pint-sized jars.
  • Pour the bourbon syrup over the cherries until it completely covers the fruit. Put the lids on tightly and store the cherries in the refrigerator. I recommend waiting 1-2 weeks before serving the cherries.
  • These cherries can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one year.

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