Cherry bounce

Yield: 1 Quart

Measure Ingredient
-Sue Woodward
5 pounds Sweet cherries
1 quart Rum
Brown sugar

FOODS OF THE HUDSON

Wash and stem cherries. Crush them between your fingers. Pour the rum over them and let them stand 1 week. Stir them every day. After 1 week, strain them into a bottle or screwtop jar that has been rinsed with boiling water. Measure the juice, and add sugar in proportion - for every gallon (see Sue's note) of juice, add ¾ lb. brown sugar.

Allow the Bounce to stand 6 weeks before serving. I keep it in the refrigerator, it is very nice cold or poured over ice cubes.

Sue's note - as written in the cookbook, it does say "for every gallon" - perhaps they meant quart? Author: Peter G. Rose

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