Whiskey-infused sweet cherries
Rather than purchasing "fake" marichino cherries at the grocery store... infuse your own sweet cherries in rum, bourbon or whiskey... could even choose a cherry liquor or grand marnier/cognac. Simple create a simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil, along with a splash of lemon, alcohol of choice, dash of salt and touch of vanilla. Allow to simmer and reduce for about five minutes, then pour over cherries (remove the stems and inner pith). The longer they infuse, the better they will be... so good and so much better than store-bought!