February is Cherry Month - all month long! I love cherries and can remember when I was a young girl, climbing tall ladders in my grandmother's neighbor's yard to pick the beautiful, red and sweet fruit with my mama on warm summer days. I can't think of a single cherry treat I don't adore, and since we are in Kentucky, I thought I'd share my recipe for Bourbon Soaked Cherries, or "Drunken Cherries" as my mama used to call them. Here's my recipe - always use a higher proof bourbon such as Four Roses Single Barrel (100 proof).
2 Cups of fresh cherries - washed and pitted with stems on (use a cherry pitter for this, makes things easier)
1 Cup high proof, good quality Kentucky Bourbon
2/3 Cup of dark brown sugar
Optional - 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 or 2 glass mason jars with lids, cleaned with hot soapy water and rinsed well.
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