Cherry here, cherry there, cherries errrrrywhere! Tis’ the season here in Tennessee. Every single market around town is packed full of rosy, bold, bubbly picks that are just screaming to be transformed into something delicious. I can’t walk by a table without grabbing a bunch. It’s almost like they are just whispering my name like some sort of enchanted Disney bluebird would.
Naturally, the first thing we have to do with these is cover them in some booze and have a nice cheers to summer. For that, this Vanilla Bourbon Sipper does quite the job. Good ol’ Southern bourbon, rich Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract, a splash of sweetened vermouth, and a plump dark cherry dunked in a glorious simple syrup.