It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Cherry Bounce

November 8, 2013

One dinner party tradition we could do without? Scrambling to light the candles and tidy the kitchen as guests arrive. We’ve found the secret to happy hosting is a make-ahead menu, which is why we love the Cherry Bounce. This so-easy, so-toasty concoction from An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails couldn’t be more party-friendly: Mix it up a whole month (!) in advance, then serve neat with the infused cherries. Goodbye garnishes, goodbye ice bucket, hello relaxation.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

750 ml bourbon or brandy (one standard size bottle)
1 quart cherries
1 cup sugar

HOW TO MAKE IT

Combine ingredients in a big jar with a lid; let the flavors mingle for at least a month. When your patience runs out, serve neat in a festive tumbler.

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