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Homemade Luxardo Cherries

Make your own boozy cherries at home with this Luxardo Cherry Recipe. You can use these cherries in cocktails, desserts and more!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 61kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous



  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup water
  • 3-4 cups fresh cherries, stems removed and pitted
  • 1 cup Luxardo Maraschino liqueur


  • Place the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture and bring it to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cherries and bring the mixture to a simmer again for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the Luxardo liqueur.
    cherries in a pan for cherry syrup
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely and remove the cinnamon stick before adding to a sealable jar, about an hour. Store in the fridge for several weeks.
    luxardo maraschino cherries


Serving: 2cherries | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 9.1g | Calcium: 11mg

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