Add a cinnamon stick and a whole clove to each mason jar (this recipe works for about 2 mason jars worth of cherries/bourbon.)
In a medium saucepan, combine bourbon, maple syrup, vanilla and zest of one orange. Bring to a simmer and stir. Pour hot bourbon mixture into each jar fully submerging the cherries. (If you find yourself in need of a little extra liquid, heat a little extra bourbon to top it off.) Cover each jar and keep it on the counter for 24 hours at room temp allowing the cherries to cure. Transfer jars to the refrigerator so the flavors will deepen.
Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month.