Monday, December 26, 2011

Cherry Bounce Revisited

My very first blog post on July 2, 2011, was about making Cherry Bounce. After the cherries, honey and bourbon were mixed, it was supposed to be kept in a cool place for approximately six months.  I figured that Christmas Day was close enough to six months for me to give it a try!

Cherry Bounce just after it was made back in July

It is suggested that it be drank neat, so that is what we tried. My husband says that it tastes like medicine, but I think that  it is sweet and smooth. I am a huge fan of Cherry Dr. Pepper and what would make more sense than to mix some of the Cherry Bounce with it?! Very yummy indeed.

The only cool place that I had to keep the Bounce was in the fridge.
That is why the jar is covered with condensation..

Since the recipe also mentions putting some of the cherries over ice cream, I thought that I would give one of the cherries a taste.  Ooooooo-WEEEEE!  That was a STRONG cherry!   Perhaps if the cherries were chopped up and then put on the ice cream, it might be pretty good.

The Bounce turned a deep garnet red.

Over all, I would give Cherry Bounce two thumbs up!

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. 


  1. Do you think it would have been less sweet if you had been able to find sour cherries?

  2. I think if I had used 1/2 sour cherries, that it would have been better. Hopefully, I will think of this next year when sour cherries are ripe and I will just have to make another batch!

  3. I used mostly sour cherries from Door County WI because thats where I first heard of Bounce. I used sugar instead of honey and Southern Comfort for the booze. Yum. I want to dip the cherries in chocolate. Had them in WI too. Yum. But I am not sure how to do it. They have pits. I had some last year that had the pits and the bartender just told me about them. They were strong but with a good cheese or a nice dark stout. Yum they would be great!!!

  4. Hi Judy, I really want to try it with a blend of sweet and sour cherries. I just totally missed the sour cherry season here in Virginia this past year. Southern Comfort! What a great idea! Yum!

    I will bet that the cherries would taste wonderful dipped in chocolate! I found this website about removing the pits. I have not tried it, but it looks fairly easy.


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