How To Make "Adult" Maraschino Cherries (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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  • 3 cups Maraschino Luxardo
  • 1 pound fresh cherries, pits and stems intact
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave, optional


  1. Bring the Maraschino Luxardo to a simmer over medium heat. Once you see the first signs of a simmer turn off the heat and add the fresh cherries, almond extract, and the optional 2-3 tablespoons of agave.
  2. Allow the fruit and liquid to cool completely before transferring it to a large canning jar and storing in the refrigerator.
  3. Let the cherries macerate in their boozy liquid for at least 2 weeks. Every 2-3 days remove the jar from the refrigerator, give it a shake and a swirl then place it back to marinate more.
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