I dare you to say "maraschino cherry" out loud in polite company. It's a hard thing to do -- they've got a bad reputation. Wanting to add a good maraschino cherry to one of my home-mixed cocktails, I decided to make my own.
Sure, a cherry pitter is an easy accessory to pick up but not everyone likes to buy single-purpose kitchen tools. And why bother when you can easily hack one? Today we're sharing an easy and gadget-free way to hack a cherry pitter.
this year I had a precious batch of sour cherries. So I washed them, pitted them, and boiled them with a tiny bit of water and a nice dose of organic sugar... I boiled them until they turned magenta. Then I added a dash or two of rosewater.