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preserving sour cherries in bourbon- begging urgent advice

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preserving sour cherries in bourbon- begging urgent advice

chickenluv | Jun 19, 2010 01:32 PM

Dear Hounders,
I just picked up some sour cherries, the last of the season I am told, from my local farmer's market. They need to be dealt with because I don't want them sitting out for too long... some are a bit soft. I want to preserve some in Bourbon. I have gone through the various past threads and am having trouble finding details. I want these to keep for a while... should I sugar them first? If so what part cherry to sugar to bourbon. Should I cook them first? in a simple syrup?

Or can I just wash them, pit them, and plop them in a jar with bourbon to cover?

What about Luxano Marachino? If I use Luxano do I also add sugar?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated,
Chick

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