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Drunken Cherries

PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
8
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Drunken Cherries
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PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
8
RATE THIS RECIPE
(71)

Ingredients

  • 2 orange peel strips
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup thawed frozen or fresh pitted cherries (about 16 cherries)
  • Chef notes

    This recipe is a New Orleans favorite. Of course, in NOLA even the fruit gets tipsy!  These cherries are delicious on their own, but they make for a to-die-for Old-Fashioned. The preparation is really easy since it takes just 10 minutes of hands-on work, and eight hours to chill.  

    Preparation

    1.

    Place the orange peel strips and sugar in a 1-pint jar with a tight-fitting lid.

    2.

    Using the back  of a spoon, muddle until the peel releases juices.

    3.

    Add the bourbon and vanilla.

    4.

    Cover with the  lid, and shake vigorously until sugar dissolves.

    5.

    Remove the lid, and add the cherries.

    6.

    Cover with the lid and chill 8 to 12 hours.

    Store at room temperature for 3 months or in the  refrigerator up to a year.