Cherry Bounce from Outlander book A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Cherry Bounce 2013

It's that time of year again!  Are you ready to get your Cherry Bounce on?  We had dozens join in the fun last year, and I'm pretty sure we all loved the Bounce -- it was sweet, boozy and delicious -- without too much of the cough syrup taste that many of us feared.

Join us!  All you need is a pound of cherries, the hoochiest bottle of booze you can find (we had Vodka, Brandy, Everclear and a few other versions in addition to whisky last year -- all with rave reviews!)

You'll find the recipe in my post from last year:  The Great Cherry Bounce Experiment.  Come on, you know you want to...

A few Outlander fans already have a batch underway!  Check for cherries in your area...they're ripening across the northern hemisphere as I type.  Don't miss out!

The batch above belongs to Iseabail -- who knew Trader Joe's had their own brand of whisky?!

Dorothy

Dorothy started a batch with an old, never before opened bottle of Crown Royal that I assume she found at the back of a liquor cabinet at her disposal.

Now that's what I'm talking about!  I predict a great batch of Bounce.

Kristina

Kristina started a month ago!  Just remember to wait for the rest of us, Kristina.  It's never a good idea to Bounce alone.

Mickey

Mickey documented her batches down to the very minute!  Now that's what I call a scientific approach...

Stacey

Stacey started with a cheap bottle of vodka -- a much more neutral tasting choice if you're not fond of whisky.  I love the colour she's got already!

Still not convinced?  Or looking for more inspiration?  You'll find lots more pictures and more bounce talk here:

Straining the Cherry Bounce

Happy Hogmanay!  Time to Drink That Bounce!