Homemade Bourbon Infused Cherries

I absolutely love homemade gifts during the holidays. Creating Bourbon infused cherries is an easy and beautiful gift idea. You can add this to an event gift bag, as a special addition to a “Manhattan Kit” or if you’re planning a wedding this would be a great homemade gift for your bridal party.

Whatever your use, I can guarantee its a simple and unique addition to your friend or family’s bar this year.


1 cup of your favorite Bourbon

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 tsp of orange juice

1/2 lb of pitted cherries

In a medium size sauce pan, combine the bourbon, sugar, vanilla and orange juice. Place the ingredients over medium to medium-high heat and whisk continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved. Combine the mixture with the cherries. Cool in a separate container and once they have fully cooled move into the refrigerator. I recommend leaving them to infuse for at least 3-5 days before use.

Let us know what you think.


Brittany Lehenbauer