Recipes and Cooking Cherry Bounce Be the first to rate & review! Fresh cherries don't need any help to be delicious, but adding bourbon, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise turns them into a showstopper dessert. It'll keep in the fridge for up to a month, so you'll have plenty of time to savor it. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 29, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 quart fresh dark sweet cherries 2 cup turbinado cane sugar or granulated sugar 3 star anise 4 inches stick cinnamon 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 quart bourbon Directions In a large glass jar or a crock combine cherries, sugar, star anise, stick cinnamon, and cloves. Using a potato masher or the back of a large spoon, crush mixture lightly. Cover and let stand 4 to 6 hours at room temperature. (This helps the cherries to release their juice and starts to dissolve the sugar.) Stir in the bourbon. Cover loosely with a lid or a double layer of 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Refrigerate 3 to 4 weeks, stirring twice a week. Strain the cherry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing cherries gently with back of a spoon; discard solids. Pour the strained liquid (this is the "bounce" or liqueur) into two 1-qt. bottles or canning jars. Use immediately, or cover the bounce and store in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Serve in small liqueur glasses over ice. Serving Suggestions For a cherry white Russian, fill a small liqueur glass two-thirds full with Cherry Bounce and top with half-and-half. Or, drizzle Cherry Bounce over desserts. For an after-dinner treat, add Cherry Bounce to a vanilla milkshake. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 162 Calories 20g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 162 % Daily Value * Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Total Sugars 19g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 3mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 58mg 1% Folate, total 1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.