Bourbon-Soaked Cherries Recipe

Bourbon-Soaked Cherries Recipe

Photos of Bourbon-Soaked Cherries Recipe

How To Make Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Soaking cherries in bourbon creates an intense flavor that really brings out the sweetness in the cherries. Try out our bourbon cherries recipe to taste.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbssweet bing cherries,pitted and stems removed
  • ½cupwater
  • ½cuphoney
  • 1tspvanilla extractstore-bought or homemade
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1stickcinnamon
  • 1strippeel orange
  • 1cupbourbon


  1. Place the cherries in two clean pint-sized mason jars (or one large quart-sized mason jar). Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the water, honey, vanilla extract and honey until combined.

  3.  Gently stir in the cinnamon strip and orange peel.

  4. Continue heating, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering for another 10 minutes for the flavors to meld.

  5. Remove from heat, and strain out the cinnamon stick and orange peel.  Slowly add in the bourbon, and stir to combine.

  6. Pour the bourbon mixture evenly over the cherries, then let the mixture cool completely to room temperature.

  7. Secure the lids on the mason jars, give them a shake, and refrigerate for at least 3 days before using.  The recipe should last for up to 2 to 3 months.


  • Calories: 1249.75kcal
  • Fat: 0.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 298.86g
  • Fiber: 3.55g
  • Sugar: 293.60g
  • Protein: 2.30g
  • Sodium: 23.22mg
  • Calcium: 51.09mg
  • Potassium: 442.50mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 4.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.32mg
Want to discuss this Bourbon-Soaked Cherries recipe further? Head over to the Recipe Sharing section of the forum and share your thoughts, tips, and experiences with fellow cooking enthusiasts!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!