3 1/2 cups bourbon. 2/3 cup white sugar. 4 cups fresh sweet cherries, washed, pitted, and stems removed. In med saucepan, bring the bourbon and sugar to a simmer over low heat. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then turn off the heat and let sit for at least 15 mins. Pack your cherries into two 25-ounce jars. Store in air tight container for up to one year.