How Maraschino Cherries Are Made

Kathy had the honor of touring the beautiful cherry orchards of Washington and Oregon to see how the maraschino cherry is made from harvest to jar.


Atticus 12 Jan 2012
11:34 am

Should it be noted that these imitation Maraschino cherries?

blair frodelius 14 Jan 2012
12:02 pm

We can certainly blame the Temperance Movement for the transformation of the formerly alcoholic version (Maraska cherries soaked in Maraschino liqueur) to the garish neon colored sickly sweet orbs used today.  Here’s a quote from a New York Times story dated Jan. 2, 1910, that proves how popular these boozy cherries were: “A young woman engaged a room at a fashionable hotel and, after ordering a Manhattan cocktail, immediately sent for another. Soon she was ordering them by the dozen. The management interfered and someone was sent to expostulate with her; also to find out how she had been able to consume so many cocktails. She was found surrounded by the full glasses with the cherry gone.”

Great video tho’ Kathy.  I had no idea it was such a huge industry on the west coast.



damien intoxicologist filth 22 Jan 2012
8:29 pm

i have great cocktails with maraschino cherries…. daquiris, margaritas, and cocktails… even a couple of highball drinks….

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