One of the popular cherry liqueurs of the world is called Maraschino.
Its name is directly related to the variety of cherries, which in the people was nicknamed maraschino.
Cherry, which became the basis of one of the most popular liqueurs in the world, grows in Croatia. For years, it was this country that had the pre-emptive right to manufacture Marakissino.
Now such a cherry was cultivated in otherCountries, for example, in Slovenia. According to its external characteristics, it differs from the same sweet cherry with more tart flavor and small size. It is this sort that is in great demand in the market of alcoholic beverages, since it is with the help of a bright, rich taste of cherries that you can prepare a lot of cocktails, liquors and other spirits.
It is in this amazing variety of cherries - maraschino - bones are missing.
These miracle berries are not only processed forDrinks, but also put directly in a glass with a cocktail. With such filling, the drink becomes tart, and in the end this cherry can simply be eaten and not afraid that you will be choked with a bone.
Cherry Liqueur Maraschino
Surprisingly, unlike cherry, which went to make, the liquor looks absolutely transparent. It smells like a bitter almond flavor with notes of maraschino cherry.
In the process of production of cherry liqueurA distillation method is used which includes evaporation of the liquid, then cooling, after which the dispersion passes the steam condensation path. This process allows you to get a fragrant alcoholic beverage.
To prepare liqueur Maraschino cherryAre ground to a state of homogeneous mass, which is placed in specially prepared barrels, made mostly of Finnish ash. There, for two or three years, the liqueur is infused in order to get its rich taste and almond-cherry flavor, after it is filtered and bottled.
Such a drink has many uses. Of course, it can be consumed in its pure form, but it is also often added to cocktails and coffee, and desserts in the form of ice cream or cakes are poured with such a drink.
Soaked cherries today are increasingly found not in cocktails, but on confectionery.
The very process of cooking maraschino cherries,For example for cocktails, occurs in stages. First, the cherry is soaked for a month in a special chemical solution that contains quicklime and sulfur dioxide, of course, in small percentage. After such soaking, the berries become completely white, then they are again soaked in water to rid the berries of harmful chemicals. Then, with the help of sodium bisulfite, they are given a dense structure, and to return the bright red color to the berries they are colored with food dyes. The final stage will be their soaking in sugar syrup with the addition of almonds, which is why the liquor has such a mixed smell.