Spiced Bourbon Cherries


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.

Spiced Bourbon Cherries
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 3/4 cups


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
14g Carbs
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.

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