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Christmas Drunken Cherries

Christmas Drunken Cherries

Christmas Drunken Cherries are the perfect boozy bite treats for the holidays. The maraschino cherries are infused with vodka or bourbon, dipped in white chocolate, and coated with red, white and green sanding sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Drunken Cherries, drunken cherries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 24 cherries
Calories 108kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 jar red maraschino cherries with stems
  • 1 jar green maraschino cherries with stems
  • 2 cups vodka champagne or bourbon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • red, white, and green sanding sugar


  • First, soak cherries in your favorite alcohol (vodka, bourbon, champagne) for 12 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Then, remove cherries, drain and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Make sure the cherries don't have any liquid on them.
  • Place the white chocolate chips in a bowl, and heat in the microwave in 20-second intervals. Stir in between, until fully melted.
  • Dip each cherry two-thirds of the way into the melted white chocolate, twisting it slightly to help the chocolate stick.
  • Next, dip the cherry in red, green, or white sanding sugar, coating it halfway up the white chocolate coating.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before serving.



Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.1mg