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#1 Post by Dustin Buchko » January 23rd, 2013, 9:10 pm

Was just wondering where I can find these? I see there are several online retailers offering them but I would like to avoid paying shipping that is close to the price of a jar themselves.

Are there any other cherries in the same vein out there?

Has anyone ever tried making their own?

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#2 Post by William Segui » January 23rd, 2013, 10:11 pm

not sure where in SoCal you are -- but good liquor stores, BevMo, specialty foods stores usually carry them. K & L of course, but that brings the shipping thing into play. But with the price of gas, if you don't find them close by might be worth it.

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#3 Post by Richard Leland » January 24th, 2013, 9:32 am

In California these are distributed by Southern Wine & Spirits - one of the two huge wholesalers that virtually every wine shop/liquor store does business with so it would be very easy for your corner store to special order them for you. If you just want a jar or two then there will probably be a $1 -$2 upcharge, but that will still be a lot cheaper than having them shipped.
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#4 Post by Dustin Buchko » January 24th, 2013, 10:10 am

Thanks guys. I have yet to see them at BevMo or any of the liquor stores I frequent. I will inquire to see if I can special order them. I get Luxardo Maraschino liqueur at my local BevMos but they don't seem to carry the cherries, go figure.

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#5 Post by ryancurry » January 26th, 2013, 5:50 pm

Hi Times carries them. Not sure where you are in SoCal though.
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#6 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » January 26th, 2013, 7:16 pm

The Luxardo line is technically imported by Preiss Imports which recently had some convergence with Southern. Maybe Southern bought them out? Either way, there seem to be a few hiccups in the supply chain and all Luxardo products seem to be in short supply. They've been out of stock in NY at the wholesale level for a couple of months now but are starting to trickle back into circulation. It might be tough to find them now but keep hunting and check with your local stores and specifically ask them to ask for an ETA from Southern.
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#7 Post by Dustin Buchko » January 27th, 2013, 4:18 pm

I asked a few local stores if they could try to order them, we will see. Thanks for the tip Ryan, if I can't get them locally I will be sure to check out HiTime next time I make it over there.

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#8 Post by Bruce Rudman » February 2nd, 2013, 1:42 pm

An entire shelf full at Thousand Oaks' Total Wine store. $18.99. I bought one.
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#9 Post by Roberto Rogness » February 2nd, 2013, 1:46 pm

We had some at Christmas time. Most people when ape-shit and not in a good way when they saw the price.
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#10 Post by Dustin Buchko » May 29th, 2013, 10:06 pm

So I finally found these at a local BevMo, I think I mentioned it to one of the managers awhile back and they finally were able to order them. Not cheap at $19.99 but better than having them shipped and I just haven't been able to make it over to HiTime.

First off the color and consistency are amazing, the aroma is unmistakably Maraschino but much more natural and pure than the artificial and cloying character you get off the neon processed cherries. I am afraid to try one of these out of the jar as it seems like they could be addicting.

Trying these in a Manhattan and the cocktail is approaching perfection, I think the only thing missing is the Forbidden Bitters from Miracle Mile. Seems like I am always looking for ingredients for cocktails but glad to finally nab some of the beguiling Luxardo cherries.

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#11 Post by William Segui » May 29th, 2013, 10:32 pm

Made & enjoyed a Manhattan tonight. Nothing better than the Luxardo cherry at the end.

And if you've come this far -- go a little further and get the Forbidden Bitters. They last forever and are truly the distinguishing, finishing touch

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#12 Post by Dustin Buchko » May 29th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Forgot to mention that the jars I grabbed had Anchor Distilling Company as the importer on the label. Don't know if that has changed from the past importer but thought I would mention it for those in the business.

Just finished my Manhattan and man what flavor in these cherries, simply amazing.

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#13 Post by Roberto Rogness » May 30th, 2013, 10:07 am

How is Bev Mo 10% above the going rate with their volume?
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#14 Post by Dustin Buchko » May 30th, 2013, 10:45 am

Don't know if it was because they had to special order them or what, didn't ask because I was just happy to find them.

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#15 Post by robert creth » June 1st, 2016, 1:55 pm

I found a great cocktail cherry! Griottines are the best cocktail cherries and beat the Luxardo by far? A softer flesh and less processed flavor. Fab for Manhattans and like drinks. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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#16 Post by Drew Goin » June 1st, 2016, 2:20 pm

I just wanted to say that the Luxardo Cherries and the Maraschino Liqueur are delicious...if costly.

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#17 Post by Paul Miller » June 1st, 2016, 2:27 pm

I've thought about buying the liqueur, but not sure how to use it. Ideas on ways to use the liqueur?

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#18 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 1st, 2016, 2:42 pm

Paul Miller wrote:I've thought about buying the liqueur, but not sure how to use it. Ideas on ways to use the liqueur?
I had a great cocktail recently that had Luxardo liqueur in it:

Bourbon
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Lemon
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#19 Post by Joe Chanley » June 2nd, 2016, 6:09 am

Majority of the local stores in NJ carry em

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#20 Post by alan weinberg » June 6th, 2016, 8:16 am

I order off Amazon and get free shipping w Prime. Two jars for about $34.

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#21 Post by Russell Faulkner » June 6th, 2016, 8:18 am

Around ten dollars a jar from my place in the UK. I get through 2-3 a year.

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#22 Post by Ron Kramer » June 6th, 2016, 11:25 am

alan weinberg wrote:I order off Amazon and get free shipping w Prime. Two jars for about $34.

I see them at @22.46 each?

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#23 Post by alan weinberg » June 6th, 2016, 9:46 pm

googled it before I posted. Look for the 2 pack.

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#24 Post by M.Kaplan » June 7th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Paul Miller wrote:I've thought about buying the liqueur, but not sure how to use it. Ideas on ways to use the liqueur?
I had a great cocktail recently that had Luxardo liqueur in it:

Bourbon
Luxardo
Aperol
Lemon
Serrano syrup
I loathe bourbon. That would make a good cocktail with gin as its base, similar to my favorite, the Tuxedo No. 2
2 ounces Plymouth Gin
3/4 ounce Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino
2 dashes Orange Bitters
absinthe rinse

Combine ingredients (except absinthe) in a chilled mixing glass and stir with ice for 15 seconds.
Rinse the inside of a chilled cocktail glass with absinthe and discard the excess.
Strain stirred ingredients into chilled coupe and serve. Garnish with a lemon twist. Luxardo Cherry garnish also works well.
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#25 Post by D. Wirsig » June 7th, 2016, 9:10 pm

We go through a lot of luxardo's at $15.99/ jar. Lately I've just been drinking bourbon, ice and 2 cherries. Pretty tasty.
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#26 Post by Dave McIsaac » July 5th, 2016, 7:38 am

You can get a two-pack of the cherries through Amazon for $34 with free shipping. As far as recipes go for the liqueur, this is a great summer cocktail:

2 oz Tanqueray gin
1/4 oz Luxardo Cherry liqueur
3/4 oz Rhubarb liqueur (Art in the Age)
Luxardo cherries to garnish

Art in the Age is based in PA, outside of Philly, and makes several eclectic liqueurs. I first had this in CA, but could get it in OH as well. Interesting contrast between the sweetness of the Lux vs. the rhubarb.

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#27 Post by Rob_S » July 28th, 2016, 1:58 pm

Try Amarena Fabbri ones instead of Luxardo. I like them better, more depth.
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#28 Post by Paul Miller » December 7th, 2016, 9:32 am

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#29 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 7th, 2016, 1:32 pm

Paul Miller wrote:I've thought about buying the liqueur, but not sure how to use it. Ideas on ways to use the liqueur?
The classic use is a Hemingway daiquiri.
2 oz white rum,
3/4 oz Luxardo
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz white grapefruit juice

Shake over ice and pour. Very good.

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#31 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 8th, 2016, 6:17 am

Williams Sonoma usually has Luxardos. Agree 100% on the Forbidden Bitters (usually in stock with K&L) and use Carpano Antica for the win.
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#32 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 9th, 2016, 11:48 am

I bought some Toschi cherries this year from Amazon. Under $18 for a 600 g can (compared to Luxardos over $20 for 400 g). The comments had indicated that they are a bit sweet but that the cherries themselves are firmer than the Luxardo. I agree on both counts, and following the suggestion of a commenter I transferred to a jar and thinned the juice with a small pour of cognac to excellent results.

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#33 Post by alan weinberg » December 10th, 2016, 7:33 am

Bought a 3 kg can of Luxardo cherries at Surfas for about $42--lifetime supply! Passed on the one twice that size.

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#34 Post by Bruce Rudman » December 12th, 2016, 4:45 am

alan weinberg wrote:Bought a 3 kg can of Luxardo cherries at Surfas for about $42--lifetime supply! Passed on the one twice that size.
Did they tell you a potential shelf life for the more than 6 pounds of cherries? Great deal when two jars would cost almost that much!
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#35 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 12th, 2016, 5:23 am

Bruce Rudman wrote:
alan weinberg wrote:Bought a 3 kg can of Luxardo cherries at Surfas for about $42--lifetime supply! Passed on the one twice that size.
Did they tell you a potential shelf life for the more than 6 pounds of cherries? Great deal when two jars would cost almost that much!
This is a concern. I've had Luxardos mold-over on me when not covered in the syrup.
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#36 Post by alan weinberg » December 12th, 2016, 7:44 pm

Bruce Rudman wrote:
alan weinberg wrote:Bought a 3 kg can of Luxardo cherries at Surfas for about $42--lifetime supply! Passed on the one twice that size.
Did they tell you a potential shelf life for the more than 6 pounds of cherries? Great deal when two jars would cost almost that much!
no but I am sure I will eat/use more than two jars' worth before they turn. Has a 2018 date on the can.

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#37 Post by ericskitei » February 6th, 2017, 10:27 pm

Just bought my first jar a couple months back. Curious how long they should keep if opened and stored in a cool dark place.

***I realize that they are addicting enough to consume much quicker than it will take to spoil, but would like some feedback otherwise.

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#38 Post by alan weinberg » February 10th, 2017, 8:25 pm

ericskitei wrote:Just bought my first jar a couple months back. Curious how long they should keep if opened and stored in a cool dark place.

***I realize that they are addicting enough to consume much quicker than it will take to spoil, but would like some feedback otherwise.
couple years. My giant can has a late 2019 expiration date on it.

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#39 Post by Scott Butler » February 17th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Wow, just found some in Austin...amazing!!!
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Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Paul Miller wrote:I've thought about buying the liqueur, but not sure how to use it. Ideas on ways to use the liqueur?
I had a great cocktail recently that had Luxardo liqueur in it:

Bourbon
Luxardo
Aperol
Lemon
Serrano syrup
Here is my favorite and I am not a cocktail person.

Bourbon - rye is the classic but I love the special four roses barrel select bourbons here 2oz

Dry Vermouth - a good one 1 oz No Martini and Rossi Dolin will work!

Amaro - I like Montenegro. Awesome and can be sipped if you want as a digestif. Amer Picon is the classic. It is unfindable stuff. Any Amaro that is very citrus in character will work 1/4 oz

Luxardo Marachino 1/4 oz

Orange peel with a little flesh for aromatics.

Large ice in shaker

A version of the Brooklyn cocktail and VERY nice. This is my kind of cocktail. Thanks Kevin for the introduction.
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#41 Post by Humberto Dorta » July 2nd, 2017, 9:53 am

I much prefer amarena to luxardo.
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#42 Post by alan weinberg » July 2nd, 2017, 11:08 am

Humberto Dorta wrote:I much prefer amarena to luxardo.
not me--like the Lux sweetness more.

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#43 Post by Nick Gangas » July 2nd, 2017, 2:08 pm

We only use Luxardos at our restaurant.

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#44 Post by Humberto Dorta » July 31st, 2017, 5:42 am

Ironic, Alan that I prefer the less sweet ones. Opposite of our wine tastes ;)
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#45 Post by Mike Cohen » July 31st, 2017, 9:16 am

robert creth wrote:I found a great cocktail cherry! Griottines are the best cocktail cherries and beat the Luxardo by far? A softer flesh and less processed flavor. Fab for Manhattans and like drinks. A bit pricey but well worth it.
It's not even close...Griottines are outrageous for a Manhattan. The Amerena Fabbri are sickly sweet in comparison. Griottines are swimming in Kirsch Liquer whereas the Amerena Fabbri and Luxardo are in a sweet syrup.

The perfect Luxardo Marischino Liquer cocktail is a Last Word:

.75 Gin
.75 Green Chartreuse
.75 Maraschino
.75 Fresh Lime Juice

Shake and pour in a coupe, no garnish (but I can't help occasionally throwing in a griottine).

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#46 Post by Bryan Price » January 20th, 2018, 10:22 am

Found these at Total Wine Laguna Hills last night!
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#47 Post by alan weinberg » January 21st, 2018, 9:27 am

I actually bought that huge can—online for less. Has about a 2 yr expiration. I’m well into it—love the cherries and old fashioneds.

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#48 Post by Patrick M » January 22nd, 2018, 7:56 am

Bryan Price wrote:Found these at Total Wine Laguna Hills last night!
Hi Time Wine in Costa Mesa always has these and only $16.99.
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#49 Post by Scott Butler » January 23rd, 2018, 9:52 am

Yep, Total Wine in Greenville now has them!
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