1. Drain maraschino cherries, and return to jar. Pour Southern Comfort into jar; cover with lid, and freeze 8 hours. Drain cherries, and pat very dry, reserving Southern Comfort for another use.
2. Microwave chocolate morsels and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals.
3. Dip cherries quickly into melted chocolate, coating well. Place cherries on wax paper, stem sides up, and let stand until chocolate is firm (about 30 minutes). Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days.
*Brandy may be substituted.