Cherry Bounce Tips
What is cherry bounce?
Cherry bounce is a fruity, spiced homemade cordial, or cocktail, made with fresh, unpitted sweet or sour cherries. It’s typically made with rum, although some versions use vodka, bourbon, brandy or whiskey. Cherry bounce dates back to the mid-1600s, and it is said that it was one of George Washington’s favorite drinks. Cherry bounce is often served as part of dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It also makes a great gift. Love fresh cherries? Here are more creative recipes with fresh cherries
Why is it called cherry bounce?
The name of the drink may derive from an 18th century definition of the term “bounce,” which meant a “sharp blow”. The name of the drink may imply a meaning similar to the modern term for “shot.”
How can I use cherry bounce?
Enjoy it as a holiday libation or use the liquor-soaked cherries (and liquid) to top vanilla ice cream or pound cake. The cherries can also be used to garnish cocktails. Find more boozy desserts
that would be fabulous for a cocktail or dinner party.
Are there different variations of cherry bounce?
You can make other fruit versions of cherry bounce, such as apricot or peach. There are also regional variations of cherry bounce that use cherries native to that area. It’s a popular drink in the south.—Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1-1/2 ounces: 160 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.