A classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan is a simple drink, but gets elevated to the next level with the way it’s prepared. A good glass and a great garnish make all the difference, so don’t skimp on the finishing touches!
Here are a some of the best cocktail cherries that deserve a spot in your home bar, and sitting on top of your next drink:
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries
Made from all natural ingredients, these cherries have spent some time in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, giving them a bright, spicy sweetness.
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
The OG cocktail cherry is the Luxardo, which are imported from Italy (and have been for more than 100 years!) and have a darker color and a richer, almond-like flavor.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Cherries
Another cherry that spends some time in a bourbon barrel, but this time it’s Maker’s Mark, which gives it a little bit sweeter flavor.
Filthy Black Cherry
Filthy is a company that focuses exclusively on premium drink garnishes, and their Italian cherries are slow cooked in copper pots to produce a sweet flavor with a tart finish.