Black Cherry Bourbon Soda

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda |

Today is a special day and not because there’s cherry bourbon, but because it’s the birthday celebration of my sweet friend Rachel from  Rach and I met 2 years ago when we both signed on to promote Emeril’s cookbook Sizzling Skillets.  We became fast friends and I can now honestly say that she is one of my besties.  I know that she would do anything for me…and the feeling is mutual.  Amazing how the blogosphere works its magic sometimes.  Several of her blogging friends decided to get together and throw a little Birthday Bash for her.  Make sure you check out the other deliciousness (links below). Birthday Graphic |

My other sweet bestie Brandy from put the word out that we should celebrate Miss Rachel’s day.  After all, you’re only 30 once!  Check out what everyone else made:

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda |

Either it’s been a really hot week – or we are some seriously thirsty bloggers!  Either way, this super easy Black Cherry Bourbon is a great treat to have waiting for you in the fridge.  It’s a cinch to make and I think Rach would approve.

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda |

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda

Black cherries are used to infuse bourbon for the ultimate cherry soda. Cherry Bourbon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


  • 1 cup bourbon, such as Eagle Rare or Maker's Mark
  • 3/4 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 2 cups whole fresh black cherries, stems left on and pitted
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) soda water


  1. Add the bourbon and brown sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  2. Pack cherries into a small jar and pour the hot liquid over; press gently on the cherries to make sure they are submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 week or up to 1 month.
  3. To prepare sodas: Fill four 12-ounce rocks glasses with ice, add 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cherry-infused bourbon to each glass and top with about 4 ounces soda water each. Garnish with 2 or 3 whole Bourbon Cherries. Serve immediately.

Black Cherry Bourbon Soda |


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    Sandy Coughlin
    September 3, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Those cherries are mouthwatering! I must try this soon.

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    August 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Love the use of fresh cherries! Never thought to turn it into a soda especially with bourbon! Yum!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven
    August 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Looks great! I recently got a ton of use out of my cherry pitter…useful little tool! It looks so pretty with the stems left on!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    August 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I love baking with both bourbon and cherries. Drinking them…even better!

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    Christine McCarthy (@OatmealBowl)
    August 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I can just taste it… Must make. Pinning for later. 😀

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    August 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Gorgeous drink, Heather!

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    Rachel Cooks
    August 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I love bourbon and these photos!!! Oh my goodness. Gorgeousness — I want them framed on my wall. I have no idea how you found the time to do this for me but it means the world to me. I’m so happy to call you all friends. I wish I could sip on some of this and give you all gigantic hugs.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen
    August 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Heather, these photos are stunning! It’s Friday and I could totally go for a Black Cherry Bourbon Soda! So glad to call Rachel our friend!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Well I propose a Birthday toast with this lovely drink! Cheers!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut
    August 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I LOVE me some bourbon!!! I recently made a cocktail with peach infused rum and I never realized how easy it was to infuse booze until now. I am all for it! Can’t wait to try these!

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    August 9, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Happy Birthday to Rachel! I am sure she would love this drink. It is beautiful!

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