Recipes and Cooking Spiced Bourbon Cherries 4.5 (2) 1 Reviews Spiced Bourbon Cherries are one of the best ways to add boozy fruit to your favorite cocktail. (Hint: They taste especially amazing in whiskey drinks!) Sweeten up your next cocktail hour with a batch of bourbon-soaked cherries. By Recipe by Libbie Summers Published on September 25, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 19 Yield: 4 3/4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 ¼ cup bourbon 1 pound fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries Directions In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean paste, cayenne, and cinnamon. Bring just to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon. Cool slightly. Add cherries and let stand 30 minutes. Divide into four 8-oz. jars. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 91 Calories 14g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 19 Calories 91 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 14g 5% Total Sugars 14g Vitamin C 1.7mg 9% Calcium 4mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 55mg 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.