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Cherry Bounce Recipe
Cherry Bounce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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This homemade libation makes a special gift you can stir together ahead of time. Suggest draining the cherries and serving them over vanilla ice cream for an additional treat.—Matt Warren, Mequon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 pounds fresh unpitted sweet cherries
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1-1/2 cups brandy

Directions

  1. Place cherries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Strain juice through a cheesecloth-lined colander; divide cherries among six 1-pint jars.
  2. Return juice to saucepan; add sugar and allspice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  3. Stir in rum and brandy; pour syrup into bottles over cherries. Cover and let stand for at least 1 month, stirring every week. Store in a cool dry place up to 3 months. Yield: 5-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Cherry Bounce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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