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brandy-soaked cherries?

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iamsam Dec 22, 2008 11:06 AM

Anyone know where I can buy some brandy-soaked cherries in Boston? Barring that, any Boston-area drinks that include these?

Thanks!

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  1. rlh RE: iamsam Dec 23, 2008 11:24 AM

    They use something along these lines in some of the cocktails (e.g., Manhattans) at Drink - my wife requested one as a garnish in an Aviation, and they accommodated her with an entire small glass full of marinated cherries on the side, so definitely ask!

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      phatchris RE: rlh Dec 23, 2008 02:02 PM

      J pace on Cross st has them $16 a jar.

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        iamsam RE: phatchris Dec 25, 2008 06:55 AM

        great! thanks, rlh and phatchris!

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          barleywino RE: iamsam Dec 25, 2008 11:46 AM

          you might also consider getting some (non-brandy-soaked) Amarena Fabbri wild dark cherries http://www.amazon.com/Amarena-Fabbri-... which i find to be juicier and tastier than some brandy-soaked ones i've tried, and which John G. (of Drink) used to use at 9 Park

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            phatchris RE: barleywino Dec 26, 2008 08:42 AM

            They also have amarena toschi at J pace which are in a syrup rather than alcohol.

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          davis_sq_pro RE: phatchris Dec 27, 2008 02:32 PM

          If it's the same as the ones at J Pace in Saugus, it's the Toschi brand and they're fiery, chemically tasting, and basically inedible. I ended up throwing out the entire jar after trying them twice, and making my own. Far superior... Start here if interested:

          http://cocktailnerd.com/?p=981

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            phatchris RE: davis_sq_pro Dec 28, 2008 04:31 AM

            Yeah they kinda taste like cough syrup.

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