Maple Bourbon Cherries

These maple bourbon cherries are perfect for cocktails and filling or topping your favorite summer desserts.

Course Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Keyword bourbon, cherry, cocktail cherries, garnish, macerated cherries, maple
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours


  • 1.5 cups dark red cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup pure and organic maple syrup
  • 1 slice orange peel 2 inch portion
  • 2 oz bourbon


  1. Once pits are removed from cherries, place them in a 16 oz mason jar.

  2. In a sauce pan, bring the water, maple and orange peel to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Pour liquid into measuring or batter bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes, before adding bourbon.

  4. Pour mixture over the cherries, cover, and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before using.

  5. Cherries may be stored in fridge for up to one week.