Bourbon-Soaked Cherries Tiramisu

Happy Monday my darlings!
Grated Chocolate and Marscapone
Have you ever over-dosed on caffeine? It sucks. It sucks real hard and real bad and not at all in a good way.
Yesterday I had a french press of Timmy’s coffee when I got up, 2 tea pots of green tea at brunch and then a London Fog afterwards at a business meeting.
I’m not entirely sure what I was thinking.
bourbon soaked cherries and lady fingers
I’m ordinarily a tea kinda girl. I have a couple cups of green tea in the morning and I feel pretty good. When I go camping, I like coffee. But that’s because I put half a bottle of bailey’s in it. 
But yesterday I just inhaled the stuff. Not the baileys. The coffee. And the tea. And all the caffeine that came with it.
Cherries Garnish
Let me just say – too much caffeine = a whole lot of shaking. From the inside out. Nausea. Heart pounding. Spacey brain drain. Aching, dry eyes. Dry skin. Awful, awful dehydration. I felt like I had the worst hangover ever combined with a second degree sunburn. 
Blech. Never again. Never. Again.
Something I will do again? Make bourbon-soaked cherry tiramisu. And then eat it all.
Tiramisu Collage
Seriously – this is was one of the sexiest things I’ve ever made. Nay, one of the sexiest things I’ve ever put in my mouth. Ever. 
If you like tiramisu (coffee, booze, cake, cheese, cream) – who wouldn’t? …you’re gonna just die with bourbony-cherries tucked inside.
I’m  pretty sure I literally orgasmed over this dessert. Literally. Whoever said food wasn’t as good as sex obviously hadn’t had this… Or has had really, really good sex.
cherries tiramisu
Special thanks to my Secret Recipe Club assignment, Canela Kitchen, for making it first. Her cherries weren’t boozy, but they were the only ones I had access to. Cherries don’t come into season for a couple more months and I happened to find one last extra jar of these ones in the back of my pantry. Score. I also soaked my biscuits more than she did so I doubled the coffee. And as an effect, doubled the booze. Obviously.
…Just don’t eat it after you’ve drank a carafe of timmy’s, 2 pots of tea and a London Fog.

Cherries Tiramisu

Servings 4 servings


  • 2 C Cold Strong Coffee.
  • 6 Tbsp Orange Liquor I had Triple Sec.
  • 2 Tbsp Kahlua.
  • 400 g Lady Finger Biscuits.
  • 250 g Marscapone.
  • 300 ml Whipped Cream.
  • 3 Tbsp of Sugar.
  • Large Handful or two of Bourbon Soaked Cherries you could use fresh, pitted and roughly torn.
  • 4 Tbsp of Good Quality Dark Chocolate grated.


  • Get 4 to 6 clear glass cups (depending on size) out of the cupboard, or one medium sized baking dish.
  • Put the coffee and booze in a bowl. In a larger bowl, whip together the marscapone, whipped cream and sugar.
  • Now, dip the lady fingers, one at a time in the coffee/alcohol mixture for about 3-5 seconds each, and lay in the bottom of each cup (or along the bottom of the baking dish).
  • Spread half the cheese/cream concoction over the soaked fingers and top with the cherries, reserving one for the garnish of each serving of tiramisu.
  • Repeat the dipping of lady fingers, followed by the cheese/cream and top with grated chocolate and cherry garnish.
  • Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 3 - 24 hours.
  • Eat.


Adapted from Canela Kitchen
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