Cherry Bourbon Cocktail

This is a night cap cocktail. I enjoy this one with a bowl of popcorn and movie. Those deep warm vanilla and caramel notes from the bourbon add such a smooth finish to the sweet cherries. When cherry season comes around you can be certain that I’m serving up cherry bourbons aka “Cherry Bae” all summer long.

To make the simple syrup

Simmer the water and honey in a small pot over medium high heat until the honey is full mixed into the water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely before using. You can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the Cherry Bourbon cocktail

Add the bourbon, cherries, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and bitters to a shaker or glass. Muddle the cherries to release the juices. Pour the cocktail into an old fashioned glass over ice. Enjoy!

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Cherry Bourbon Cocktail

Cherry Bourbon

This is a smooth cocktail with notes of vanilla, honey, and sweet cherries. The perfect after dinner cocktail.

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails

Ingredients

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1 and 1/2 oz Bourbon

5 fresh cherries, pitted

Juice from 1 lime

1 and 1/2 oz honey simple syrup

5 dashes angostura bitters

1 cup ice

Instructions

To make the simple syrup

Simmer the water and honey in a small pot over medium high heat until the honey is full mixed into the water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely before using. You can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the cocktail

Add the bourbon, cherries, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and bitters to a shaker or glass. Muddle the cherries to release the juices. Pour the cocktail into an old fashioned glass over ice. Enjoy!

Keywords: Cherry bourbon, Bourbon cocktails

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