Tasty drink garnish

DIY Cocktail Cherries

Homemade cocktail cherries are just the thing your bar needs. From old-fashioneds to manhattans, these boozy fruits beat out the neon maraschino cherries for the best cocktail garnish.

let’s get started!

what you'll need

a saucepan jars with lids

Prep Time: 10 Min

brandy, rum or bourbon water granulated sugar pitted cherries orange zest

makes: 4 cups


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Heat things up.


Add alcohol, water and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir, stir, stir!


Stir your mixture until the sugar is dissolved. 

Fill your jars.


Fill your jars with pitted cherries and orange zest.

Sweeten the deal.


Pour your syrup mixture over the cherries, covering them completely.

Store & enjoy!


Store in the fridge and enjoy for up to one month. Don't forget to keep them covered!