Recipe for Cherry Bounce from fresh Cherries
Prep Time30 mins
Resting Time47 d
Total Time47 d 30 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Half Gallon Jar
1 Quart Jar
- 1 lb Fresh Cherries Remove Stems
- 2 3/4 c Sugar
- 4 c Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Can also use Vodka, regular Rum, Bourbon, or Cognac
Wash cherries and take each one and slash with tip of paring knife
Take one cup of the rum and add the sugar into the half-gallon jar, shaking well to dissolve the sugar as much as you can.
Add cherries and shake again to mix as best you can
Add remaining 3 cups of rum
Shake again gently to distribute the cherries
Place the jar in a sunny spot, indoors and let sit for 7 days.
After the 7 days, put the jar in a dark spot, and let it sit undisturbed for another 40 days
After the time is up, put a strainer over the top of a pitcher or container and strain the cherry mixture through it.
Cover the strained juice and let settle for a couple of hours, then gently pour into a clean 1 qt jar, so that you do not include any of the sediment.
You can use a wide variety of liquors with this recipe, or change out the fruit. Depending on the liquor you use, you will get an entirely different drink. Vodka will give you more cherry flavor, bourbon gives it a smokey edge and cognac turns it almost into a cherry wine. Experiment and find what you like! The strained fruit can be used to go over vanilla cake, pound cake or ice cream (although not for children!). It makes a really nice spiked dessert. Add the bounce to tonic water, ginger ale, or club soda for a lovely, flavored drink.