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Cherry Infused Bourbon

Make your own unique cherry-infused bourbon with this easy-to-follow recipe! Perfect for crafting cocktails and adding an extra kick to your drinks. Use for a Cherry Old Fashioned or for a Cherry Manhattan.

Cherry Infused Bourbon and Coke

Bourbon infused with sweet dark cherries for a few hours and you have a killer Bourbon Cherry Coke.

As an active member of the bourbon community, you know that enjoying the spirit neat is always the way to go. But if you happen to find yourself with a few bottles of those bottom-shelf bourbons you just don’t like, don’t despair! Put them to use in recipes and no one will be any the wiser. Take, for example, this delicious Bourbon Cherry Coke. This sweet blend of flavors is sure to be a hit at your next gathering – and you can rest easy knowing you’re not wasting your precious bourbon.


Ingredients for Cherry-Infused Bourbon

  • Bourbon
  • Fresh Cherries – pitted and sliced
Cherry Infused Bourbon

As if bourbon didn’t already have gorgeous color, the bourbon-infused cherries give it a subtle red that is just stunning!

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If you still have fresh cherries try this Cherry and Bacon Appetizer.

How to Make Cherry-Infused Bourbon

Cherry Infused Bourbon and Coke

Cherry Infused Bourbon

Yield: 8 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Cherry Infused Bourbon. We use this in our old fashioned and in coke.


  • 8 oz. fresh cherries, pitted and sliced in half
  • 16 oz. bourbon


  1. Place cherries and bourbon in a large container and store in the fridge for at least 5 hours
  2. Use for Old Fashioneds or stir 2 ounces into coke for a bourbon cherry coke.


This recipe easily doubles.
Keep in mind that the cherries do soak up the bourbon.
The bourbon soaked cherries taste great. Don't throw them out!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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