- 2 lbs whole dark sweet Cherries
- 4 cups Brandy
- 1½ cups granulated Sugar
- 1½ cups Brown Sugar
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 Star Anise
- 2 Cloves
- In a large sauce pan, whisk the sugars and brandy over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the spices and simmer until the sugars are dissolved (about 2 minutes). Add the cherries and return to a light boil. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature (2-3 hours). Remove the cinnamon stick and the star anise. Transfer the cherries to a clean lidded container and top with the liquid. Store in the refrigerator for up to one year.
Toss that jar of maraschino cherries and make your own for use in your favorite cocktails! Watch us as we make brandied cherries to garnish our Manhattan and other favorites. It’s Simple! Cheers!
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