View Full Version : Cherry Bounce

Dan McFeeley
12-15-2004, 12:09 AM
I found this recipe in the _Whitehouse Cookbook_ a collection of recipes from the 1800's that were part of the USA Whitehouse cuisine. I altered the recipe, however (see my reply to Joe M. in the Mulled Wine thread ::) )

Pretty simple -- take a big plastic food grade storage container, oh, about a gallon or so, fill it almost full with cherries. Good cherries. Then, add enough Kentucky Bourbon whiskey to fill the gaps between the cherries and fill the container. Let it set for several months. Several more if necessary. Strain the whole mess through a rice colander. Let it sit in glass bottles for a while, enough for the sediment to settle. Siphon off the liquid, once it's clear. Let it age for about a year, more if necessary.

Good stuff!

The original recipe called for sugar in addition to the cherries and the bourbon whiskey. I've found that sugar adds extra body to the liquor, but my personal preference has been to leave the sugar out.

Cherry Bounce is a well known home made liquor from the 1800's, and likely older than that.

12-15-2004, 04:32 AM
That sounds delicious... but does anybody have recipes with some instant satisfaction?

I know, I know Good things come to those who wait and wait and....

I like Vickie's Cider, I love Mead! I enjoy being intoxicated with some good friends.

And it is great when it is made by friends and people we know.

...... Anyway now I've got Cherry Bounce setting away for a later day or year? LOL ::)

Dan McFeeley
12-15-2004, 10:47 PM
That sounds delicious... but does anybody have recipes with some instant satisfaction?

Sure -- mix orange juice and vodka, shake and drink. Instant recipe and instant satisfaction. ;D ;D ;D

Seriously, Cherry Bounce is really good stuff. Takes a while to make but it's worth the wait. Because I cut out the sugar, the body is somewhat light but I found I liked it that way. Less sweet taste, more cherry flavor, better flavor from the Bourbon whiskey. The aging is important. I found that newly bottled, the cherry and whiskey flavors were distinct from each other. With sufficient aging they blended together wonderfully.

12-16-2004, 02:30 AM
Kijafa is a good instant cherry drink. Good stuff, definately.

12-16-2004, 06:22 AM
Two shots good cognac, 1 shot Gran Marnier, 1 Shot Chambord combine in a large non-leaded crystal Snifter and nuke in the microwave for about 15 - 20 seconds. Nice with a good Cuban Cigar after a feast.



12-16-2004, 06:41 AM
Now were talkin instant satisfaction. ;D ;D

Tired of counting bubbles sober. These should all help :)

12-16-2004, 06:09 PM
I've a loquat liquer very similar to the cherry bounce you describe. A friend of mine makes moonshine soaked cherries and uses the resultant liquid as cherry bounce.