Prep Time: 6 Months
Yields: 3 Gallons
This family recipe was originally created by Lucie "Cie" Greaud Guttner. Her son-in-law, Gary
Anderson adapted the method slightly, but the flavor is still wonderful. Louisiana native black
cherries, which ripen in May and June, are perfect for this wine.
1 gallon black cherries
16 cups sugar
2 gallons whiskey
Rinse cherries well under running water. Remove and discard as many stems as possible. In a
large crock, combine cherries and sugar. Add whiskey. NOTE: Gary recommends using J.W.
Dant Bourbon; however, any bourbon will work. Cover crock with cheesecloth and let stand in a
cool, dark place approximately 6 months. Cover should allow gas to escape but should not allow
whiskey to evaporate. After 6 months, carefully strain wine. Taste for quality and serve, or bottle for
later use. Cherry bounce is traditionally served for Thanksgiving.