Homemade Maraschino Cherries…


A perfect overlap between food and drink! With the start of a new blog devoted towards drink, I would hate for this one to become the forgotten child. So to appease both, or to kill both in one stone maybe, I decided to make some of my own Maraschino Cherries after reading a great post about how to do it.

I paired down the ingredients, using only 12oz to start and adapting based upon what I had around the flat and Gabriel at cocktailnerd’s comments .


  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 12 oz of dark, pitted cherries
  • 3 shots of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3 or 4 dashes of Orange Bitters


In a large pan, bring the sugar, water and cinnamon to the boil and then gently simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the cherries and continue to cook gently for another 5 minutes. Then add the Maraschino Liqueur and the bitters (I used Luxardo here as it was all I had to hand, but something cheaper would probably be fine too). Stir to coat the cherries, allow to cool and then store in am air-tight container in the fridge.


These are far tastier than the store-brought cherries, and considerably cheaper than the Luxardo Maraschino cherries that retail for nearly twenty dollars over here in the states. Not to say that I won’t snap them up if I happen to see them anywhere! They look so much better too… I can’t wait to pop one in my next Aviation. Watch this space…


One Response to “Homemade Maraschino Cherries…”

  1. […] the garnish, rather than placing a store-bought cheap and overly sweet cherry, try making your own Homemade Maraschino Cherries. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)The Bittersweet Brooklyn…Friday Feeling […]

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