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Door County Cherry Bounce

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A fun way to make your own cherry-infused liquor dessert drink. Tart cherries are the real 'star' of this recipe. Warning: The cherries are very strong after a few months, so eat responsibly. Serve over ice with Sierra Mist® or Sprite® to cut liquor strength."
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30 d 10 m servings 101
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 Quart)


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  1. Put cherries in a clean, 1-quart glass jar; add sugar. Fill the rest of the jar with vodka. Place lid on jar and shake.
  2. Store jar in a cool, dark area for 1 to 4 months, shaking jar occasionally.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Cherries will float in beginning and will settle in time.
  • Use any liquor (rum, brandy, etc.) in place of the vodka, if desired.
  • This is usually made in August and traditionally served with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
  • Liquor-soaked cherries are also very good over vanilla ice cream for a fun adult dessert.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 101 calories; 0.3 11.5 0.3 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Everyone loves a bit of this on Christmas Eve!

Great! I let this sit four months. Next time I would add more sugar. and maybe some spices.