Bourbon Cherries

Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh Chilean cherries, left whole with stems intact 3411
    Cherries Sweet 1LB
    $6.79 • Bag
  • one cinnamon stick per jar 3412
    Compliments Cinnamon Sticks 105G
    $3.99 • Ea
  • 1 1/2 — 2 cups Bourbon 3413
  • 1/2 cup genuine maple syrup 3414
    Compliments Organic 100% Pure Maple Syrup 375ML
    $12.63 • Ea
  • Zest of one orange, peeled into long, curling strips 3415
    Orange Navel 1EA
    $0.96 • Ea
Directions

Tightly pack your little gift jars with cherries and a cinnamon stick. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine bourbon, maple syrup and zest of one orange. Bring to a simmer and stir to integrate the ingredients. Pour hot bourbon mixture into each jar fully submerging the cherries. (If you find yourself in need of a little extra liquid, heat a little extra bourbon to top it off.) Cover each jar and keep it on the counter for 24 hours at room temp allowing the cherries to cure. Transfer jars to the refrigerator until use. The flavors will only deepen over time.

Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month.

Note: A jar of these cherries makes a wonderful holiday gift. They are a delicious addition to any festive cocktail and are wonderful served over a bowl of vanilla ice cream!