Recipe: Infused Cherry-Orange Bourbon

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.


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