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11/8/2013
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It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Cherry Bounce

One dinner party tradition we could do without? Scrambling to light… >

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

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.