Irish Cherries Jubilee


  • 1 (20 ounce) can sweet cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey, heated
  • 2 ounces kirsch, heated
  • 16 ounces vanilla ice cream


  1. Drain the cherries, reserving the juice. Combine the reserved juice and arrowroot, blending well. Pour into a preheated flat shallow chafing dish, and stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick and lemon juice, and then add the cherries and heat to boiling. Remove the cinnamon stick and pour on the preheated liquors and ignite.
  3. Ladle the flamed cherries over ice cream or other dessert.

Yield: 4 servings