Sorry for the confusion! They also make an amazing gift; all you need is a bottle of luxardo liqueur. Add an herb and it becomes less versatile. Meanwhile, place the water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, lemon peel, and cloves in a large saucepan. Now every summer I build up a stockpile of bourbon soaked cocktail cherries, enough for my own use and a few to be used as very special gifts to the people I like the most. Make up an easy batch and enjoy a bit of sophistication in your cocktails all year long. It worked! Love what I'm doing? (1) How much vinegar?, and (2) wouldn’t the vinegar affect the taste of the cherries (or whatever we are canning)? What is the yield? Pitting cherries is a pain. Hi, Kristen. Thanks for the idea . These cherries are so easy to make that having them on hand for when I make cocktails is a must! I made these cherries and they are so delicious!! Positively a must. Enjoy. If you’d rather keep your booze in your glass and leave it out of your fruit … My kids love these on ice cream recipes. Love the extra cherry deliciousness. They sound delicious. Anxious for 2 weeks to pass by. Bernice, this recipe couldn’t have popped up at a better time for me! Although I did not can the cherries, I chose to go straight into the fridge, I followed the recipe using a 10oz bag of frozen organic black cherries and Jameson. Thank you! I’m so glad you liked the recipe and it will go to such a worthy cause. Leave about 1 cm of head space. For a more technical answer, I’d recommend reaching out to the author of the article I linked. Recipe seems easy and straight forward. Hi Alice! I hope you enjoy this version. Allow the jars to sit in a dark, cool spot for two weeks. Agree! However, changing up the booze used in this recipe is a great way to preserve the … Other than the fact you have to be aware, do you have to pit the cherries? Amarena Fabbri Cherries – Wild Amarena cherries in syrup, from Italy. The only detail was that the all the ingredients in the liquid I did them per batch rather than per jar which seem to simplify from my perspective the assembly. In this recipe, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I found myself nodding along with you right from the get-go. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I’ve made jarred cherries that have included the pits before (different recipe), and honestly didn’t find it worth my effort. It even works as an olive pitter! While I am thrilled with a properly made Old Fashioned, I also love experimenting with smoke, shown here in this Smoked Saskatoon Rye Whisky Flip Cocktail and fire like in this Friday Flame Tiki Cocktail. If so, you should be fine. Hi Lori, it’s totally up to you. Hi Shelly! If properly processed in a water bath, I’d say unopened, sealed jars will keep in a cool, dark place for 1 to 2 years. Thank you. They also make a great gift for cocktail loving friends and family. I wouldn’t skip it. Looking for ways to use your delicious new homemade cocktail cherries? Not only are these better in every conceivable taste department, I personally think they’re a lot nicer to look at too! Add small amounts of additional water if needed. For this recipe I used Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Brandy but Bourbon and Kirsch also work well. Wonderful stuff – and cheers to good garnishes! That being said, I find the little bit of work on the front end to pit the cherries to be more than worth it. I don’t know if I would trust frozen cherries in this recipe. Going to make these tasty cocktail cherries! Sous vide for 1 hour for fastest results. It’s a great gift idea! I’ve used other recipes in the past that have a spice sachet. In terms of flavor, by the time you put the jars into the water bath, they should already have their lids screwed on tight – none of the water/vinegar from the waterbath should ever end up inside your preserve. I saw that thyme Paris well with cherries and of course noticed the website name… Have you tried adding a touch of thyme to this recipe as I am tempted and would be curious beforehand. Email: [email protected]. None of my jars have gotten quite that dark and syrupy – I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of thickener is used, or if they just can just let things cook down a lot longer and higher than I can at home! Hi Kris! The gourmet cherries on the market are always pitted and stemless, and I find the cherries soak up more delicious flavors when dropped in a cocktail this way. It seems like travesty to put those awful, embalmed, sugary red ‘cherries’ into a well-crafted cocktail. I haven’t tried thyme in this recipe – I like to keep the cherries relatively neutral since I use them in all kinds of drinks. Turn heat back on and heat until just about simmering. This bulk size can is ideal for bars, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Size: 6.6 lbs. Learn how your comment data is processed. Luxardo Maraschino cherries are an essential ingredient to a long list of cocktails and desserts. A… What’s the temperature of a hot water bath?? But I almost always have vanilla extract on hand. things in life, and hope to share that passion with you. So they look fabulous in the jar! We followed your recipe instructions and waited for 2 weeks to cure. The looks it gives makes you crave and entice to it, will definitely make this at home. Heat to allow sugar to dissolve. See more ideas about cocktails, cocktail recipes, whiskey cocktails. Honestly, the most time-consuming part is pitting the cherries! We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. To add a bit of tartness to sweet red cherries, I sometimes roast them with a bit of balsamic vinegar before preserving them in alcohol. While the two are good substitutes for one another, there is a difference. I am pinning this! I've used brandy as a substitute for this recipe, but the Luxardo-which is made from cherry pits- truly focusses the flavor. This recipe for homemade cocktail cherries is a simple one using hot pack preservation. Your email address will not be published. I love this recipe because I can preserve the bounty. Maraschino and Cherry Heering are two cherry liqueurs that don't have the medicinal taste that's so common with this flavor. Hi Jim – From a safety standpoint leaving the pits in the cherries shouldn’t make a difference. Can you substitute frozen cherries for this recipe? Required fields are marked *. Where maraschino is a clear liqueur, Cherry Heering is a … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. One question, what do you mean by venting jars for 10 minutes? Keep them hot. Sadly, the world is full of overly processed and sickly sweet “maraschino” cherries. I always use Cointreau as my orange liquor of choice. I use a splash of vanilla extract when I don’t have a good bean on hand. Party on….., That’s awesome! Will be making these again every year during cherry season! I can’t seem to find these in most stores in Santa Varbara, so decided to make my own. Thank you! Share your dish pic on Instagram or Facebook and tag @dishnthekitchen (or #dishnthekitchen) in your post or story! Every bit helps, and I can always use a beverage to keep going. Thank you so much for this perfect recipe. I loved this recipe and it’s simplicity of ingredients! Luxardo maraschino cherries are sour marasca cherries that are candied and steeped in syrup made of cherry juice and sugar. Gary Regan, in the Joy of Mixology, said frozen cherries are perfect for homemade cocktail cherries. Hi Kristen, I’m going to try your recipe. Store sealed jars of cocktail cherries in a cool, dark basement for up to a year (if you find a jar that hasn’t sealed, it will be fine in the fridge). I would snack on them all day. Whether you are a novice with a cocktail shaker or an expert in mixology, a really good cocktail cherry is your home bar’s best friend. Thank you for sharing! Join the Saturday morning newsletter and get cozy with a cup of coffee. Wipe the rims clean, apply the lids and screw on the bands to finger tip tightness. Wash and sterilize jars by placing them upside down in a tray of water and leaving them in a 225 F oven for at least 10 minutes. Here on the prairies, both Evans and Nanking varities are perfect for preserving. Thanks, Hi Poc! Genius! These cocktail cherries sound incredible and wouldn’t last long around me. . Begin by inspecting, washing, and sterilizing the jars, lids, and rings. My daughter and I picked cherries from a tree down the street and I made them that night. I went to 2 stores this past weekend looking for vanilla beans for a different recipe and couldn’t find any. Delicious! If you aren’t familiar with hot water bath processing for shelf stable canning, I recommend reviewing this resource for instructions: https://foodinjars.com/blog/new-to-canning-start-here-boiling-water-bath-canning/. Thanks in advance! Don’t settle for store bought Maraschino cherries; the red dye makes them taste like a chemical experiment gone horribly wrong. LOL I’m a cherry snob. Having the perfect garnish is what separates a finely crafted cocktail from the rest. That beings said, the syrup is still beautiful and makes a delicious addition to cocktails – I’d say its more the consistency of a good grenadine. Me and a friend made your cherry recipe last year and are already plotting for at least doubling the quantity this year. Break the process down into three steps (more detailed instructions are located in the recipe card). I’ve made cocktail cherries before with just the Luxardo, and it just wasn’t right. Since fresh cherries (both sweet and sour) freeze really well, freezing is a great way to preserve them for later use. I’ve been making them for years now and finally ready to share! Homemade Luxardo Maraschino Cherries are a great additonal to your at-home bar. Small cherries, dark color, medium firmness. I’ve done a few different types of boozy cherries over the last few years, but I really like that you add spices to the mixture here for that extra dimension of flavour. Great idea for using cherries now that’s cherry season! Copyright © Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen, All Rights Reserved Unless otherwise stated, all images and content are the sole property of Bernice Hill  and https://www.dishnthekitchen.com/. The end result is a preserve that is sure to impress your guests, and a pretty little jar makes for an appreciated gift to any foodie, cocktail connoisseur, or gourmet in your life. I highly recommend picking one up for yourself or anyone in your life that makes a lot of cherry pies or preserves. That can happen sometimes. Other ‘brown’ alcohols such as Scotch, Tequila, Rye, Rum or Anejo Tequila also offer interesting flavour options. How long are the unopened cans good for? Awesome! My manhattan was elevated by this recipe. The total yield is 3 pints worth, but I recommend dividing the cherries among half pints (so about 6 half pints). Prep the Cherries. Keep it hot, but do not allow the syrup to boil again. Some jars will have them, some won’t. Great treat to have at home. While they work great in jam, I’d worry they would get too mushy and wouldn’t hold their shape appropriately. 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