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A bourbon cherry cocktail, garnished with a cherry, sitting on a wooden table.

Bourbon Cherry Cocktail

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This fruity bourbon cherry cocktail is a perfect drink for sipping on a warm summer evening. The homemade brown sugar and cherry infused syrup makes this drink stand out from the rest.


  • Cherry Syrup:
    • 1 ½ cup frozen cherries
    • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
    • ½ cup water
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Bourbon Cherry Cocktail:
    • 1 oz bourbon
    • 1 oz cherry syrup
    • ½ oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    • ½ oz orange juice, freshly squeezed



  • Garnish with cherries. Fresh cherries make the best garnish for this cocktail. You could also use homemade bourbon soaked cherries or store bought Woodford Reserve cherries. If you like the taste, you can also use maraschino cherries.
  • Don’t let the syrup boil. Don’t let the cherry syrup boil. Adjust the temperature as needed.
  • Storing the syrup: Store leftover cherry syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 14mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.9g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: bourbon cocktails