Luxardo Aperitivo Infused Cocktail Cherries Recipe

This easy to make cocktail cherry recipe infuses Luxardo Aperitivo liqueur with fresh Rainier cherries purchased from the local farmer’s market.

Rainier cherries are yellow with a tinge of red. The cherries have thin skin and are sweeter with a lower acidity level than the more common dark red cherries.


Luxardo Aperitivo liqueur
1 quart of fresh Rainier cherries
16 oz Mason jar


Rinse and remove the pits from enough cherries to fill a sterilized 16 oz Mason jar. Fill the jar with Luxardo Aperitivo liqueur and seal. Store the cherries for at least 2 weeks in a dark cool place before opening, then keep them in the refrigerator for up to a month.