Gourmet Cocktail Cherries
Recipe Type: Cocktail Garnish
Serves: 1 small jar
Don't let a cocktail be brought down by an artificial-tasting jarred cherry. Make your own glossy, rich, infused cocktail cherry at home.
  • 12 oz. bag dark frozen cherries, thawed fully
  • ¾ cup raw sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or rye
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon peel, sliced
  1. Strain the juice from the thawed cherries by placing them in a sieve on top of a bowl. As the cherries thaw, the juices will catch in the bowl. Reserve ½ cup of this juice.
  2. To make a syrup, heat the sugar with the reserved cherry juice over medium heat stirring until dissolved. Add the bourbon, vanilla and bitters.
  3. Rinse a small jar with hot water to warm up the glass. Pack the cherries and lemon peel into the jar. Fill the jar with the syrup. Seal and refrigerate.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/gourmet-cocktail-cherries/