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May 22, 2002 03:28 PM

Cherries in Brandy?

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Does anyone know where you can order or buy the cherries some of the better bars/restaurants use in their Manhattans? These cherries are small and deep, dark red and seem to have been soaked in Brandy or another liquor. I know they come from a French company but can't seem to find out how to get them.



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  1. Olson's Cherries in Sunnyvale sells Griottines Brandied Cherries from France. Here's a link:


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      1. "Griottines" is a registered trademark of Grandes Distilleries Peureux. I doubt anyone else is selling brandied cherries under that name.

      2. The cherries I've seen sophisticated bars using are Luxardo marasca cherries preserved in cherry syrup--that is, the original maraschino cherries:

        You can order them from K&L and pick up at the SF or Redwood City store to avoid shipping charges.

        I got some from Corti Bros. in Sacramento. Reportedly they stock them at Cask. Other likely places to call include Beltramo's, Dean & Deluca, and Weimax.

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        1. I noticed yesterday that Ledger's had four kinds of fancy cocktail cherries, including Luxardo.

          1. Locally, Cask in SF has the Luxardo cherries. I've also seen them on Amazon (the regular jars, and an enormous tin!).

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