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Maraschino Cherries

Nothing like the bright red sticky cherries found in cocktails - these are deep, dark and dangerous!


Maraschino Liqueur
9 fl oz
250 ml
Black Cherries
600 g
Caster Sugar
4 oz
115 g
4 fl oz
100 ml
Juice of Lemon
2 tsp
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Cinnamon Stick
1 each

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Black Cherries

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  1. Wash the cherries and leave stalks on wherever possible. ( These look attractive on top of a trilfe, for instance.) Leave stones in.
  2. Once the cherries are prepared, put all of the remaining ingredients except the liqueur and cherries, into a pan and stir to combine.
  3. Heat and bring to a rolling boil.Reduce the heat, add the cherries and simmer for around 5 mins.
  4. Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and then add the liqueur. We used Luxardo, bought on-line, but you could substitute brandy.
  5. Delicious on their own as a sweetmeat after a meal, or on a trifle or in cocktails

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
5 mins
Cooking time:
5 mins
Total time:
10 mins
Soaking overnight
not included in total time

How much?

Approx 500-750ml

Look after it

These keep well - if you can leave them alone!

This information is based on the standard recipe quantities and has not be updated by Rosie's Ingredient calculator

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