Tis the season to make Cherry Bounce!
What is Cherry Bounce?
Well, my friends, this is quite a delightful little concoction that requires a bit of time to age but is completely worth the wait.
Of course, you’ll need some cherries. I stopped by a local pick your own farm and picked 5 pints, but you can also go to the farmer’s market or stop by the grocery store.
How you get the cherries isn’t as important as what you do with them afterward.
I’m fortunate to live in a part of the country that has an abundance of cherry farms. Some are u-pick, others have a roadside stand and there is always plenty of Michigan cherries at the local farmer’s markets.
This will be my second year making this recipe. It’s so very good and one that we enjoy all year long.
The best part? It’s so easy. Check it out
CHERRY BOUNCE RECIPE
Rinse the cherries off, remove the stems but leave the pits in.
Place the cherries in a quart-size glass jar. I like using the blue Ball canning jars with a wide mouth. The color doesn’t really matter, it’s just pretty. However, the wide mouth makes it much easier to dump the cherries in the jar.
Note, pour finished bounce into half-pint size jars, tie a ribbon around it, and you have ready-made gifts for the holidays!
Add a 1/2 cup of sugar and then fill the jar with vodka. Shake until sugar dissolves and then store in a cool, dark place for 5-6 month, shaking occasionally.
If you start now the Cherry Bounce will be ready just in time for the holidays.
Of course, the longer it cures the better it gets, but 5 months is plenty of time.
Cherry Bounce Recipe
1 heaping pint of cherries
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle of unflavored vodka
Rinse cherries completely and place in a glass quart jar. Add 1/2 cup sugar and fill with vodka. Tightly secure lid to jar and shake until sugar is dissolved. Store in a cool, dark place for 5-6 months, shaking occasionally.
The bounce will be ready in time for the holiday. Plan accordingly and you can have most of your holiday gifts done in July.
How do you serve Cherry Bounce?
So glad you asked.
It’s great paired with coke. Think Cherry Coke with a Kick.
You can drink on the rocks, served with lemon-lime soda water, or added to cranberry juice. Really, it can be enjoyed a number of ways.
CHERRY BOUNCE & COKE RECIPE
I made a Coke Cherry Bounce the other day and it was delicious. The recipe is pretty simple once you have the bounce made. Cherry Bounce + Coke = Coke Cherry Bounce!
Make extra and you’ll have hostess gifts ready to hand out during the holidays! Yes, I’m thinking ahead and preparing now.