Tuesday, July 20, 2010
REAL Maraschino Cherries
A couple of months ago, a friend sent me a link to an article on NPR entitled, intriguingly, "Beyond Shirley Temples: The New Maraschino Cherry" by Kara Newman. And since I rarely pass up the opportunity to experiment culinarily, I tracked down a bottle of Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and gave it a whirl this evening. I'll let you know in a few weeks how they are.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions of how to use R-rated (read 'steeped in alcohol'!) maraschino cherries, I'd love to hear them.
Real Maraschino Cherries...
Place the cherries in a glass Mason jar or other container with a lid. Pour the liqueur over the cherries. The goal is to add enough liqueur to immerse the cherries, but they will bob to the top of the liquid anyway.