Cherries are marinated in bourbon whiskey to make them extra special. These are perfect as garnishes in drinks or even as a quick pick-me-up. Don't eat cherries and drive!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain the liquid from the jar of cherries. Replace it with bourbon. Close the lid and refrigerate for about 1 week for maximum flavor. After that, the cherries start to taste less like cherries.

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Nutrition Facts

31.3 calories; 0 g protein; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2012
I do this all the time! Grandma taught me to do this--it works with just about any liquor that you want to use and they always turn out fantastic. You can use a Ball Jar also, if you prefer. I like to use the infused vodka either as a base for drinks (along with the cherries) or as a flavoring for baked goods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2012
I do this all the time! Grandma taught me to do this--it works with just about any liquor that you want to use and they always turn out fantastic. You can use a Ball Jar also, if you prefer. I like to use the infused vodka either as a base for drinks (along with the cherries) or as a flavoring for baked goods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2012
I do this all the time! Grandma taught me to do this--it works with just about any liquor that you want to use and they always turn out fantastic. You can use a Ball Jar also if you prefer. I like to use the infused vodka either as a base for drinks (along with the cherries) or as a flavoring for baked goods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2011
These cherries pack a punch! I tried one this morning and it was yummy! I plan to bake with them. They'd be great with a pina colada or served over vanilla ice cream! I substituted Amaretto for whiskey because it's what I had on hand and the almond flavor is a good compliment for cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
I made my own versions of these for Christmas time. I used my favourite scotch whiskey and another batch using cherry brandy. I used the ones in scotch whiskey on ice cream and the brandy soaked ones in black forest cupcakes in place of the cherry topping which is sometimes "spiked" with kirsch liqueur. This is a nice alternative to plain cherries and can easily work with your favourite liqueurs. But I'd limit the taste combos with certain liqueurs cause it can be a bad combo or too strong tasting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Since I'm not much of a whiskey drinker I use Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum instead. I've already ate one jar myself and made two other jars for co-workers. I have a virgin jar in the fridge calling my name as I type. LOL I think these would also be good with any shnapps flavor. I pour out all the juice (I save it in another jar) add the liquor to half full then add some cherry juice back in. It's the perfect amount of liquor. I plan to use the liquor flavored cherry juice in other drinks after all the cherries are gone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2017
These are very good and do pack a punch! They could be used in baked goods of course in whiskey or other types of drinks and just for a quick treat when you need one! I saved the maraschino juice to experiment with in drink recipes from this site. I can also see trying this with other liqueurs as reviewers have mentioned such as Amaretto rum etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2017
Delicious!...but even better if you replace the bourbon with a good quality moonshine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
These are addicting superbly delicious. Thanks to this recipe I cannot stop making these. YUM!! Read More