Either it’s been a really hot week – or we are some seriously thirsty bloggers! Either way, this super easy Black Cherry Bourbon is a great treat to have waiting for you in the fridge. It’s a cinch to make and I think Rach would approve.
Black cherries are used to infuse bourbon for the ultimate cherry soda. Cherry Bourbon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- 1 cup bourbon, such as Eagle Rare or Maker’s Mark
- 3/4 cup packed golden brown sugar
- 2 cups whole fresh black cherries, stems left on and pitted
- 16 ounces (2 cups) soda water
- Add the bourbon and brown sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Pack cherries into a small jar and pour the hot liquid over; press gently on the cherries to make sure they are submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 week or up to 1 month.
- To prepare sodas: Fill four 12-ounce rocks glasses with ice, add 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cherry-infused bourbon to each glass and top with about 4 ounces soda water each. Garnish with 2 or 3 whole Bourbon Cherries. Serve immediately.
Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2013/08/black-cherry-bourbon-soda.html#MEiLPa9rUjZPIX7d.99