Smoking Cherry Bombs

Famous Dave's Recipe

1 jar maraschino cherries
1 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
1 lb. hot Italian sausages
1lb. hickory smoked bacon
wire mesh for your grill

Drain the juice from the maraschino cherries container. Fill with Jack Daniel’s; soak for at least 3 days.

Prepare your grill. Par-grill Italian sausages so they are not entirely raw; they will finish cooking when wrapped with bacon on the grill. Depending on the size of your bacon, cut bacon strips into thirds or halves. Cut sausages into 1/2-inch slices.

Assemble your cherry bombs. Take a sausage slice, place a cherry on top, then wrap with bacon, and use a toothpick to secure.

Place Cherry Bombs on a wire mesh and place on grill. Grill until the bacon is crisp. As the Cherry Bombs cook, fat will fall into the grill and may cause flare-ups. You don’t want your appetizers catching on fire, so having them on a wire mesh makes it easy to lift them off the grill quickly so you can douse the flames.

Serve with Blackberry BBQ Sauce.