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,