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Happy Cherries

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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7 d 5 m servings 31
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 jar of cherries)


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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 31 calories; 0 3.4 0 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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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 l...

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...

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...

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 call...

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 ju...

Delicious! ...but even better if you replace the bourbon with a good quality moonshine.

These are addicting superbly delicious. Thanks to this recipe, I cannot stop making these. YUM!!