Maraschino Cherry Definition

A cherry preserved in a sweet red syrup. Until the early 1900s, the syrup was composed of maraschino.
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Origin of Maraschino Cherry

  • Derived from the historical use of the technique of preserving cherries in maraschino liqueur, an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of Marasca cherries; the name continued to be used after production methods moved to nonalcoholic forms of preservation during the period of Prohibition in the United States.

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