This is a great accompaniment to plain ice cream or with cheesecake, pudding, cake etc. It also makes a wonderful gift when packaged up with a ribbon and a label.
Sterilize each of the jars in advance.
Clean the cherries using water in a colander. Pick off any stems and pierce each cherry with a toothpick.
Distribute the cherries into each jar evenly.
Add 2 tbsp of sugar per jar.
Pour brandy over the cherries in each jar, until almost the top.
Seal the jar and shake gently. Give a few more shakes over the next day.
Store the jar in a cool. Leave the cherries to steep in the brandy for at least two months before use.
Serve or gift. Serve with ice cream, cake, as part of a fresh fruit salad etc. If gifting, add a lovely ribbon and label that states what the ingredients are and that you made it yourself.