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Learn how to make these homemade Bourbon Cherries. #bourbon #cherries #cocktail #garnish #recipe

Bourbon Cherries

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!
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon, canned, cherries, cocktail
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 pints
Calories 612kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg