Bourbon Cherries Recipe
Active time: 8 minutes
Total time: 3 days, including soaking time
Place cherries in a resealable 1-pint jar.
In a medium pot, bring bourbon, sugar and ginger to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Pour bourbon mixture into jar of cherries, seal and place in fridge for at least 3 days. Cherries will keep, refrigerated, up to 2 months.
To present her Bourbon Cherries in style, Maggie Battista suggests some of her favorite sources for glass vessels. She also offers a few ways to serve them—in addition to topping such classic cocktails as a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned:
Le Parfair Glass Terrine: Made by a French company that's been around for more than 80 years, these jars with iconic swing-top lids can be used again and again—just buy new orange rubber seals. ($8 for 17½-ounce jar; ContainerStore.com)
Hexagon Jar with Gold Lid: Battista likes this receptacle's unusual shape; others on this site come in hues like amber or blue, or even novelty designs like glass bears. ($1.10 for 9-ounce jar; SpecialtyBottle.com)
Straight-Sided Glass Jar with Metal Lid: These jars are exceptionally easy to use, and they make everything from preserves to infused sea salt look so darn good. ($20 for 12 [16-ounce] jars; ULine.com)