Fresh Cherry Bourbon Cocktail
Fresh cherry bourbon cocktail is just as delicious as it sounds! With fresh, sweet cherries, a subtle smokiness from the bourbon, with a clean vanilla aftertaste. These summery cocktails are simple to prepare!
For one drink
- ½ cup fresh cherries (pitted; see note*)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 oz one shot bourbon
- 3 teaspoons superfine sugar (see note**)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ice cubes
- soda water (¼ cup or so)
In the bottom of a glass, combine the cherries, vanilla extract, bourbon, sugar and lemon juice. Muddle together until cherries are broken and juices are released (you can use the back of a wooden spoon if you don't have a muddler).
Top with ice cubes and a small splash of club soda if desired.
*fresh cherries may be swapped for frozen pitted cherries, but thaw before muddling
**superfine sugar is granulated sugar that has been blended until powdery; it may be purchased at the grocery store and is labelled 'berry sugar' in Canada. You can swap it for an equal volume of maple syrup
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Iron: 1mg