Smoked Sweet-Cherry Bourbon Lemonade

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by smokingohiobutcher, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I came across a recipe for this and just had to give it a whirl, cause Me loves me some Bourbon an sweet cherries!

    Hickory Smoked Cherry & Bourbon Lemonade

    2 quarts lemonade (fresh or from concentrate)

    1 cup triple sec or orange curacao

    2-3 cups bourbon (to taste)

    1 cup smoked cherries

    Pour over ice.

    just smoke the cherrys till they start to shrivel and dry a little.. the bourbon will rehydrate em.

    First off I got some nice sweet cherries washed and loaded them on a clean grate to put in the UDS.

     Sorry about the pics---cell phone#%@*!


    I popped them into the drum at 9:45 pm after I smoked some beef and pork ribs...didnt want to waste the heat left in the drum!

    I used cherry wood at 225* ...checked them at 10:30 pm and thought they were not quite shriviling yet so I left them in till 11:00pm.


    Here they are after the 1:15 mins bathing in wild cherry smoke! Sorry first pic here is pretty dark...whoa...and blurry!


    Ahhh thats getting better!

    So I decided to modify the recipe a little...

    instead of just soaking the cherries in the bourbon and triple sec I ran the 3 ingredients  through a food processor then strained to get the pits out. Worked pretty good.

    I only had 1 cup of bourbon left (Woodfords Reserve--try it you wont be sorry!) so I used 1 cup of that and 1 cup of Triple Sec. It made a nice pulp like slurry that I think will go nicely in the lemonade. Hopefully it will flavor the drink more evenly. I am gonna let this set in the fridge overnight and pick up some simply lemonade from work tomarrow.  I think it will be an awesome drink at my nephews grad party saturday!

    I'll let ya know how it turns out.


    Oh ...and of course I snitched a couple of cherries before they were processed...pretty good flavor....Really Good Flavor with the alcohol mixed in!
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds gooood! Can't  wait to get a report on how the finished product turned out.
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is happy hour and I got no invite?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is something different... Sounds Good...
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK.....Heres a couple pics of the bourbon- triple sec- smoked sweet cherries processed.

    I cant wait to try it!


  6. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SOB this is one of the coolest ideas ive on here in quite a while   sounds like a wonderful drink to sip on all day while smoking a brisket!!!  gonna be looking forward to some final shots
  7. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a great sauce for some ribs.......awesome sob...[​IMG]
    biaviian likes this.
  8. Mix it with some SBR. That would be an awesome sauce. Neat idea.
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    you ran the cherrys with pits in them in the processor? i would think that would damage the blades no?

    how much lemoaide do you use? to taste?
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry I missed this one

    Very Cool SOB!

  11. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    Interested in the response as well. Thanks for the recipe!
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great recipe SOB!
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Al, we might have to try this at the SoFla Gathering
  14. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Great job... Took another batch of the smoked bologna with your bourbon cherry BBQ sauce and yet another clean plate in a matter of moments. I see a theme going here... Thanks for sharing. You are one Brilliant SOB! Happy Smoking, Smokin - K
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sound delish! 

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