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DIY Cocktail Cherries --- because every great cocktail deserves a great garnish, and this is one cherry you won't leave at the bottom of your glass!

Total time

0 minutes




  • 0.5 lb fresh cherries, washed and pitted*
  • 0.5 cup kirschwasser
  • 0.25 cup amaretto
  • 0.25 cup Pom pomegranate juice


  1. Fit your pitted cherries into one large or two small clean jars. Recycled jam or pasta sauce jars work well.
  2. Put the Kirschwasser, Amaretto, and Pomegranate juice in a small saucepan and bring just up to a simmer. Take off the heat.
  3. Pour the hot liquid over the cherries in the jars. Make sure the cherries are completely covered in the liquid. Let cool, then cap tightly.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.