Often used as ice cream or cake topping, this recipe for Cherry Bounce appeared in the 1933 publication of Eliza Leslie's, Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cake, and Sweetmeats.
Take a peck of morella cherries, and a peck of black hearts. Stone the morellas and crack the stones. Put all the cherries and the cracked stones into a demi-john, with three pounds loaf sugar slightly pounded or beaten. Pour in two gallons of double rectified whiskey. Cork the demi-john, and in six months the cherry bounce will be fit to pour off and bottle for use but the older it is, the better.