In a medium bowl, mix cherries and cloves with grated orange rind. Stir and mash them together a little bit, then cover the bowl with a towel.
Let the mixture sit on the counter, undisturbed, for about 15 minutes, to let the juices draw and combine.
Scoop the cherry mixture into a clean quart jar. In the empty bowl from the cherry mixture, mix remaining ingredients together, using a whisk to combine. Pour into the jar with the cherry mixture, leaving 1 inch headspace in the jar. Mix and add more water if necessary.