This Delicious Homemade Maraschino Cherry Recipe is so easy, yummy and perfect for drinks and toppings, you’ll never want to use the store bought stuff again!
I love kitchen gadgets! One we use quite often is the Sodastream I bought last year. (I just looked it up on Amazon and the Sodastream is on sale for $54.99 right now.) I absolutely love it for making homemade soda. I don’t particularly care for the Sodastream brand beverage flavors, though I did notice they have a new line of “Naturals” that I am interested in trying.
For the most part, to flavor my soda, I use homemade syrup or fresh fruit. (Sometimes for myself I’ll use the flavored water enhancers.) Hands down, my favorite addition to our drinks is this Homemade Maraschino Cherry Syrup!
It’s so easy to make. A couple of ingredients and a few minutes over the stove will reward you with these yummy homemade maraschino cherries and delicious syrup. (This cherry pitter is next on my kitchen gadget wish list!)
Of course, the kiddos love it too. (Add ginger ale and a squirt of lime juice and you have a homemade Shirley Temple!)
Homemade Maraschino Cherries in Syrup
- 1/2 cup pomegranate or cherry juice (whatever is easier to find)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- fresh orange zest (use carrot peeler and cut a couple of strips)
- 1 pound of pitted fresh or frozen cherries (I use frozen)
To make a Cherry Soda, add ice to glass, spoon a couple of cherries over ice and a few tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup. (To taste.) Top with your favorite Soda.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.