Cherry-infused bourbon old-fashioned cocktail

Aug 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Cherries are the quintessential summer fruit. Don't let their short season pass you by. This cherry-infused bourbon takes five minutes to whip up and after a week it will be ready to enjoy year-round. It's delicious on its own or in a classic old-fashioned cocktail.

Cherry Infused Bourbon

Cherry-infused bourbon

Yields 3 cups

Kick back and relax this summer with a cool old-fashioned cocktail. This cherry-infused bourbon adds just the right amount of seasonal flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 2 cups fresh cherries

Directions:

  1. Wash two cups of cherries and remove the stems and the pits. Place the cherries in a large Mason jar.
  2. Add three cups of bourbon to the jar and seal with the lid. Place in a cool dark place for one week. Shake the jar once a day for seven days.
  3. Using a fine sieve, strain the liquid from the cherries. Store the infused bourbon in a Mason jar in the freezer.

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