I love to experiment with infused liquors and this caught my interest immediately since I am very partial to both sour cherries and bourbon. And the two together are a wonderful combination. Throughout the fall season I will post more drink recipes to go along with the infusion since it lends itself so well to fall and cool, crisp evenings!
Tart Cherry-Orange Infused Bourbon
- 2 cups fresh or frozen sour cherries
- 1 strip orange zest
- 500 ml Bourbon
- Combine ingredients in a clean one-liter jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator and shake daily for 4 days until infused, then strain and discard solids.
Sour-Cherry Old Fashioned
- 3 slices orange
- 2 ounces Cherry-Orange Bourbon
- Ginger ale
- Maraschino cherries
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add orange and bourbon. Shake well, pour into a highball glass, and top with ginger ale and cherries.
Source: Everyday Food, June 2012.