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Bourbon Soaked Cocktail Cherries

Bourbon Soaked Cocktail Cherries are a great accompaniment for your favorite cocktails. Give our jars as gifts or keep on hand for your own use.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 6 4 oz. jars
Calories 188 kcal


  • 4 oz. mason jars


  • 2 cups cherries
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • If you are using frozen cherries, let them thaw completely. If you are using fresh cherries, remove the stems and pit them.
  • Add bourbon, sugar and vanilla to a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • Let bourbon mixture cool for 20 minutes.
  • Divide cherries into 6 4oz. jelly mason jars.
  • Once bourbon mixture has cooled, pour it over the cherries, filling to the first rim.
  • Seal cherry jars with lids and rings.
  • Refrigerate 1 week, then add to your favorite cocktails.


Nutritional data is calculated per 4 oz. jar. Each jar holds approximately 12 cherries. 3 cherries per cocktail would equate to approximately 47 calories and 6g of sugar. 
If using frozen cherries: place frozen cherries in a colander and let thaw for 20 minutes. (Cherries can thaw while bourbon mixture is cooling)
If using fresh cherries: remove stems and pit cherries. 


Serving: 1jarCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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