Cherry 2:1 Simple Syrup (Maceration)
This is a basic fruit-infused simple syrup. You can easily replace cherries with almost any berry or similar fruit and expect to find similar results. It’s also great with brown sugar.
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cherries, pitted.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  1. Cut cherries into quarters (this will help them release their juice).
  2. Mix cherries and sugar, cover and place in fridge for 24 hours stirring 2 or 3 times in that period.
  3. Combine cherry mixture and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 3 minutes, cool and strain (pressing on the cherries to release their liquid).
How To Use: Add ½ ounce of this syrup with 1 ounce of lemon and 2 ounces bourbon (you may wish to sweeten it further). Shake over ice and serve ice cold. You could also add this to soda water, tea or add to homemade ice cream when making it.
Recipe by Food Bloggers of Canada at