I can’t be the only person that has fallen in love with tart cherries and then scrambled to use what I greedily hoarded, right? I wanted to have enough to make whatever I wanted, but the reality was that I had a sea of bright red cherries that filled my largest colander. As you know, I started with Mini Sour Cherry Hand Pies, which might be the tastiest recipe I’ve made this year, but I still had a pound and half of pitted sour cherries left. I put them in a plastic freezer bag with the intent to freeze and then I thought of it: boozy cherries.
Marc and I like whiskey and bourbon cocktails, but Marc is the more serious fan. He drinks whiskey, bourbon and scotch neat, which is pretty baller. I like a good old-fashioned and I’m glad Mad Men has inspired a new wave of bourbon and whiskey love. But don’t abuse alcohol and ignore your children like Don Draper. It’s not cute. I owe my whiskey love to a few stolen sips of my parents’ 7 & 7’s growing up.
These cherries are sitting in my refrigerator and after 6 weeks, it’s on.