I was inspired by Martha Stewart's pickled cocktail additions, and I decided to try one of hers and one creation of mine. I chose her pickled radishes, perfect for martinis, and then I researched homemade maraschino cherries, perfect for manhattans.
First I pitted the fresh cherries.
Perfect little holes.
I then filled two jars with the pitted, fresh cherries. I left the stems on them so they would look fresh and pretty.
Then I took a bottle of cherry liqueur....
and poured it over the cherries.
Hello, deep, dark mysterious cherry jars.
And, I made custom labels and tied cute bows around the jars.
I followed Martha's recipe exactly, and put the radishes in a jar with a fun clasp.
They got custom labels too.
These made perfect gifts, especially for someone who likes martinis and manhattans! I made these for Jack for Father's Day.
The cherries were just as beautiful in a drink!