Bourbon Candied Cherries

A Cooking Light (July 2012) recipe I want to try.

1.5 lbs.  fresh bing cherries with stems
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 cup bourbon or rye whiskey

1. Place the cherries in a medium glass bowl or large jar.  Combine sugar, juice, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium; cook for 5 min, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Add 1 cup bourbon; bring just to a boil.  Pour the hot bourbon mixture over cherries.  Cool completely.  Cover and refrigerate at least 3 days before serving.