I always love a homemade gift, and when it crosses over to something you can enjoy with a meal or with friends, I am sold! These are easy, fun, cute, and also fun to enjoy with the lucky recipient!
Serves: Four 6-8 ounce jars, multiplies easily
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 strip of orange peel (plus more for jar garnish)
1 cinnamon stick (plus more for jar garnish)
1 cup good quality bourbon
1 bag fresh cherries
Take the time to pit each cherry, and then divide equally into four 6-8 ounce glass jars. This will work out to be about 10-12 cherries per jar.
In a sauce pan over medim high heat, combine with a whisk the water, honey, and brown sugar. Add in a orange peel and a cinnamon stick, and let simmer for 10 minutes for the flavors to meld together.
Remove from the heat, and strain out the orange peel and cinnamon stick, letting the liquid strain into a separate bowl. To that bowl, off of the heat, add in the bourbon, and stir to combine.
Evenly divide this mixture into the four ramekins or jars. top with a cinnamon stick, and an orange peel per jar, and seal.
Let sit in the fridge for 3 days, and then enjoy for up to 3 months!