The Rouge Bayou Bounce Cocktail Recipe


Cal/Serving: 4,328
Daily Value: 216%

High-Fiber, Low-Fat, Low-Sodium
Low-Fat-Abs, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A566IU11%
Vitamin C62mg103%
Thiamin (B1)0mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg20%
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Vitamin B60mg19%
Folic Acid (B9)36µg9%
Vitamin E1mg3%
Vitamin K19µg23%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
Have a question about the nutrition data? Let us know.

Exclusive from The Daily Meal

Raw Beet & Cherry Tomato Salad with Manchego Cheese & Walnuts
An innovative salad recipe from the home and style expert, Svitlana Flom, who is also the Editor-In...
Candy Corn Pebbles Whoopie Pie
Candy Corn Pebbles™ are a new limited-edition version of Pebbles cereal. It's packed with...
Baja Breakfast Wraps
An easy breakfast burrito packed with chicken, eggs, salsa, and guacamole will satisfy even the...

Sara Essex Bradley

Earlier, we gave you ideas for cherry-infused cocktail recipes; now, we have one more recipe to add to the cherry bunch. While you can't find cherry bounce on liquor store shelves — not yet anyway — this colonial-era infusion is hot among haute cocktail bars, spotted at Chicago’s Nightwood, San Francisco’s Comstock Saloon, and Bar R’evolution in New Orleans. Dating back to Martha Washington's day, cherry bounce is made from fresh cherries steeped in sugar and brandy (though whiskey and rum can also be used).

According to bar manager John Lyons of Bar R’evolution in New Orleans, "Cherry bounce is a seasonal liqueur that goes along the same lines as our selection of other house-made fruit ratafias [or sweet cordials] at Bar R’evolution," he says. "It’s great for blending and smoothing out the ‘mid-range’ of a cocktail, the same way that bitters do. In this drink, we’re using just a dash or two of bounce to add fullness and depth, accentuating the rye without overpowering it." Click here for more cherry liquors and cocktail recipes. 


Bayou Rouge Bounce Cocktail :

  • 2 ounces Rittenhouse or Whistlepig Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Dolin sweet vermouth
  • 2 ounces cherry bounce
  • 1 dash Mephisto Absinthe

Homemade Cherry Bounce :

  • 6 cups whole cherries
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 1 quart brandy or whiskey


Bayou Rouge Bounce Cocktail :

Shake to chill, serve up in an eau de vie glass (for apéritifs). Garnish with a fresh cherry. 

Homemade Cherry Bounce :

In a large saucepan, combine the cherries and sugar. Let simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour cooled cherry mixture into a large glass jar. Top with brandy or whiskey, and secure the lid. Shake well to combine, and let rest in a cool, dark place for about 3 months.

Recipe Details

Servings: 1

Be a Part of the Conversation

Have something to say?
Add a comment (or see what others think).

Post a comment

Add a Comment

Upload a picture of yourself no larger than 3MB, please see Terms for details
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human