Ditch the dayglo maraschinos and make these easy and luscious homemade cocktail cherries. Fresh pitted cherries marinate in a mixture of cherry brandy and Amaretto, with a splash of tart pomegranate juice for color.
These canned sweet cherries are so elegant. They're not too sweet, and the flavor is fantastic with a touch of brandy and vanilla bean. Delicious right from the jar or in cocktails, and the syrup makes the most stunning red cherry-vanilla sodas.
I've always wanted to try making maraschino cherries (a guilty pleasure) so when I saw this luscious recipe a few weeks ago, I knew the time had come. Ran out and bought a cherry pitter the very next day. And it turned out to be so very easy!