It’s Time To Raise The Bar…
As I was replenishing my bar last week, I went to buy another jar of Maraschino cherries – the finishing touch to my favorite drink, the Manhattan. My sister and brother-in-law urged me to upgrade my cherries – and I am so glad I did!
At first glance, paying close to $16 for a jar of high end cherries in syrup might not seem so Fab & Fru. Especially when run-of-the-mill, bright red Maraschinos go for around $3 a jar. But I am so glad I went for the good stuff – it was totally Worth The Splurge!
You’ll Never Buy Fluorescent Fruit Again
Most importantly – there is simply no comparison between the artificially colored, high fructose corn syrup drenched imitators and the lush, complex flavor of a natural, gourmet cocktail cherry. One you taste the difference, there is no going back. The two brands I have tried and recommend are Luxardo and Toschi.
Instantly Upgrade Drinks & Desserts
One of the Fab & Fru aspects of this garnish is that it instantly upgrades everything to which it is added, giving even mid-shelf liquor a high-end appeal. And gourmet cocktail cherries are a fantastic way to turn an otherwise cheap dessert into something extraordinary. Plain vanilla ice cream and store-bought cheesecake are instantly turned into a Fab & Fru treat when you spoon Luxardo cherries and syrup over them!
What other Fab & Fru uses have you found for cocktail cherries? Any other brands out there you feel are absolutely Worth The Splurge? Cheers!