This year, I present something completely new - cherry cola "maraschino" cherries!! If you love cherry cola, you are going to adore these cherries loaded with cola flavor. Use cherry cola "maraschino" cherries to top cupcakes, garnish ice cream, fill a pie, or even to eat on their own as a refreshing snack!
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cola to a boil.
Add the cherries.
Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes or until the cola has a bit of a cherry flavor. (Yes, tasting is part of the recipe. This is the rough part. :) ) You don't want to cook the cherries - you just want to bring out some of their flavor.
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the entire contents to a bowl to stop the cherries from cooking.
Let cool to room temperature.
Transfer cherries and liquid to an airtight container and refrigerate.
Wait at least three days and then top your cupcakes, shakes, ice cream sodas, sundaes, Shirley Temples, and anything else you can think of with the cherries.