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Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Kill Devil
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Posted: 2012-04-12 08:48 am   Permalink

If it's sitting in brandy, wouldn't the cherries last longer than a few weeks? Do they fall apart at some point?

 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-12 12:56 pm   Permalink

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/692299

check that out





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-04-12 1:56 pm   Permalink

But do the brandy cherries have that distinctive almond flavor that comes from the crushed cherry pits?
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2012-04-14 09:26 am   Permalink

I haven't made any myself yet, when cherries come back in season here I am going to try

However if you are talking about the way Luxardo Marachino liquor tastes - i hope nothing tastes like that, i got a bottle and i believe i will have it forever, do not like the stuff

I want the cherries to taste like cherries


 
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bewarethe151
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Posted: 2012-04-14 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-12 13:56, MadDogMike wrote:
But do the brandy cherries have that distinctive almond flavor that comes from the crushed cherry pits?




No, they taste like cherries, natural and earthy. And, they do not taste like the syrupy, artificial cherry flavored supermarket type. They work neutrally in a cocktail without dramatically swinging the sugar level up.


 
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mermaid1111
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Posted: 24 days ago; 7:03 pm   Permalink

Just the other day i was looking up these cherries and it clearly stated not to refrigerate them because the become crystalized and dry out. It said that refrigerating these was neither necessary or recommended.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 24 days ago; 7:50 pm   Permalink

I'll go take a look at my jar -- just bought it two weeks ago -- and see what it says. They were pricey at Total Wine, $16 or $18 for a small jar. But they seem to be essential for certain flavors in some cocktails. I'm sure they're waaaaay better than the bleached almost-plastic garbage they sell in the supers as "maraschino" cherries.

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 23 days ago; 6:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-08-09 19:03, mermaid1111 wrote:
Just the other day i was looking up these cherries and it clearly stated not to refrigerate them because the become crystalized and dry out. It said that refrigerating these was neither necessary or recommended.



That's what happened to mine. I put them in the fridge out of force of habit as i know it will be a long time before i finish the jar but i might take them back out now.

And they cost me about $18 for the jar too. Unusual seeing them costing the same for you guys.

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 23 days ago; 9:21 pm   Permalink

I ‘ve been using “Badabing” brand. Imho the color is off (plum) but the wife likes em mo betta den the bright red ones. I neva eat em-just use em for garnish.
Cheers


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 18 days ago; 8:18 pm   Permalink

I just bought a jar of Maraschino cherries, cost me $19.99 at Bev Mo.
Ingredients are Cherries, sugar, Marasca Cherry juice, glucose, citric acid, natural color, Marascino flavor.
I had a fine Manhattan yesterday with a maraschino cherry in it at Roy's and couldn't wait to buy the jar and try my own.


 
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djmont
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Posted: 16 days ago; 3:45 pm   Permalink

I buy Tillen Farms maraschino cherries. I've had the Luxardo, of course, and they're fine. But I don't think they're worth the premium. I'd rather spend the extra on more booze.
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 16 days ago; 4:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-10 21:21, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
I ‘ve been using “Badabing” brand. Imho the color is off (plum) but the wife likes em mo betta den the bright red ones. I neva eat em-just use em for garnish.
Cheers



Quote:

On 2014-08-17 15:45, djmont wrote:
I buy Tillen Farms maraschino cherries. I've had the Luxardo, of course, and they're fine. But I don't think they're worth the premium. I'd rather spend the extra on more booze.




Looks like the "Badabing" cherries are also from Tillen Farms. They have Rainier cherries too. No artificial anything, all natural. Sounds good. Here's a variety pack on Amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/lbohp8x





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wizzard419
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Posted: 16 days ago; 5:02 pm   Permalink

A personal preference is to take bing (fresh or frozen, nothing in syrup) and let them soak in maraschino and brandy, the only drawback is that it also needs to soak for a while before use. The jars are just way too sweet and the ones in moonshine may have been able to strip out the cloying sweetness but then you get a stronger chemical aftertaste from the dye.

 
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