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Cherry Bounce Recipe. A simple, homemade cordial recipe dating back to George Washington. So good it might make anyone chop down a cherry tree to make it! | BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Bounce

Three simple ingredients combine to sit making an irresistible cordial. It's delicious after a few weeks and more so after a few months which was the original method.

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry bounce recipe, how to make cherry liqueur
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 91 days 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 48 1-ounce servings (1 1/2 quarts total)
Calories 59 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ½ quart Bourbon
  • 1 quart Tart/Pie Cherries (pitted if wanting to use the cherries too)
  • 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • Jar with lid


  1. Place cherries and sugar in the jar and mix.
  2. Add bourbon and stir together.
  3. Seal the jar. Place in a dark warm place. Stir daily until sugar is dissolved. Allow to sit for 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Bounce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.