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The Chocolate Covered Cherry Whiskey Infusion Recipe

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Decadent and sweet, but with a hint of tart, this infusion drinks beautifully on its own as an aperitif, or mixed in as the base of a dessert cocktail. Try adding an ounce of Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and an ounce of heavy cream, shaken and poured over ice.

Read more about The Best Whiskey Infusions You Can Make.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart of bourbon whiskey
  • 1 Cup of whole cherries
  • ½ Cup of cocoa nibs
  • 1 vanilla bean, split

Directions

Leave half your cherries whole including stems. Pit and halve the other half of the cherries. Put the cocoa nibs in the bottom of a clean Mason jar, and top with the cherries. Fill to the top with bourbon, add the vanilla bean, and let sit in a cool, dark spot for two weeks to a month. Shake every few days, and taste until you feel like it’s done. Remove cherries, and reserve them for garnish or as a kicked-up sundae topping. Strain the bourbon through a fine mesh strainer, and then again through a coffee filter. Reserve the cherries in another whiskey filled jar.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving207
Total Fat0.8g1.3%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated0.5g2.4%
Protein1g3%
Carbs5g2%
Vitamin A0.3µgN/A
Vitamin C0.8mg1.3%
Vitamin K0.4µg0.5%
Calcium9mg1%
Fiber2g10%
Folate (food)2µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)2µg1%
Iron0.9mg4.9%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated0.3gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.2mg0.9%
Phosphorus49mg7%
Potassium118mg3%
Sodium1mgN/A
Zinc0.4mg2.9%