Cherry Bounce

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    1 Quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

The recipe for this cherry cordial that appears in Charleston Receipts tells us to “Go to Old Market in June and get a quart of wild cherries.” The cherries are the fruits of the black cherry tree, Prunus serotina, native to all of the eastern states and to New Mexico. About every four years, usually following a very wet spring, the trees, which grow best in moist, sandy soil, produce a bumper crop, their limbs heavy with fruit hanging down over country roads. These cherries h