With the belief that a cocktail’s finish is as important as its first taste, we are excited to introduce this line of Orasella Maraschino Cherries to complete your bourbon cocktail recipes.
History of the Maraschino Cherry:
Made from little more than cherries and maraschino liqueur, the traditional maraschino (mar-a-SKEE-no) cherry was pure, had a depth of flavor, and sat elegantly in the glass. However, within a few decades of its arrival in this country, Americans divorced themselves from traditional preserving methods perfected over hundreds of years. 1950’s industrialization gave birth to the American maraschino (mar-a- SHEE-no) cherry, a bright red, cloyingly sweet garnish that attempted to standardize the appearance and flavor of cherries of variable quality. Often bleached, dyed, and chemically hardened, these cherries have been abandoned by Seattle’s top bars.
What Makes the Orasella Maraschino Cherries Different:
Orasella belives maraschino cherries should be restored to a place of honor. They should, once again, be made with recognizable fruit and flavored by liqueur.
Made and produced in Washington – the nation’s top cherry producer – Orasella uses local cherries that are harvested, prepared, and preserved by hand. Other ingredients are carefully selected and balanced to produce a sophisticated garnish worthy of its heritage.