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Kirk Samuels of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shared this recipe. Stir the cherries and their syrup into anything bourbon-flavored, or use them to gussy up sparkling beverages, such as club soda and ginger ale.

Kirk Samuels, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living June 2014

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Harget

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
chill:
2 weeks
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 (8-oz.) jars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 2 ingredients to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking constantly, 10 minutes or until mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

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  • Remove pits from cherries, leaving stems intact. Divide cherries among 3 (8-oz.) sterilized jars. Whisk bourbon into juice mixture, and pour into jars, filling to 1/4 inch from top; wipe jar rims. Cover with metal lids, and screw on bands. Chill 2 weeks before using. (Will keep in fridge up to 6 months.)

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