Rainiers are stunning in cocktails in place of fluorescent maraschinos (and are great on ice cream too). They'll start to darken after a month, but will taste even better.

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Kevin Crafts

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 qt. (serving size: 1/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put cherries and cinnamon stick into a 1-qt. sealable glass container, such as a mason jar.

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  • Bring sugar, brandy, and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan and boil until sugar has dissolved.

  • Pour hot liquid over cherries and let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.

  • Seal jar and chill until cherries have shrunk and absorbed liquid and are flavorful, at least 1 month and up to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; calories from fat 1%; protein 0.4g; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1g; sodium 0.4mg.
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