These homemade maraschino cherries are so amazing. Perfect for Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, etc. Try these and you will never tolerate the bright red store-bought ones again!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
1 pint
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cherry liqueur, cherry juice, sugar, and vanilla bean into a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil; continue to boil until sugar dissolves completely, 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Remove from heat and immediately dump cherries in. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Stir in bourbon.

  • Place into glass jars and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Cook's Notes:

Leave out the bourbon for a kid-friendly version.

You can use cranberry or cran-cherry juice instead of cherry, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

30 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 4.8g; fat 0.1g; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition
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