Cherries in Brandy?
- Doug K
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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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.
I noticed yesterday that Ledger's had four kinds of fancy cocktail cherries, including Luxardo.