At the beginning of 2020 we made it a goal to create a delicious cocktail cherry that would compliment our bestselling Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer. We began by tasting many of the cherries currently available on the market, making notes about what we liked and didn't like. A fluorescent pink cherry with junk ingredients was not what we were going for. We wanted to use an Amarena-style cherry, with real ingredients. Our recipe needed to offer the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and we wanted the fruit to be slightly firm, not mushy.
Once we dialed in exactly what we wanted, then we had to figure out how to make them. We began reaching out to different producers, and sampling different recipes, searching for the one. When we finally tasted this cherry, we knew we had found it. This was the cocktail cherry worthy of carrying the Eli Mason brand.
Today I'm excited to share with you that Eli Mason Cocktail Cherries are officially a thing, and they are fantastic. If you're a fan of the Old Fashioned, I feel confident you're going to love our cocktail cherries. Whether you use our mixer, or make yours from scratch using your own blends of sugars and bitters, Eli Mason Cocktail Cherries are a worthy addition to any Old Fashioned. Or Manhattan. Or Shirley Temple. Or...
We are releasing Eli Mason Cocktail Cherries exclusively to our email subscribers this Friday, February 12, at 7am EST. They will be available to purchase as a Single Jar or in a 3-Pack at a discounted price. We'll release them to the general public on Monday, February 15, if there are any left. 😉
P.S. Because we love our email subscribers so much, we're also knocking 15% off your first order of cherries. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email newsletter and we'll send you a link and a code first thing Friday morning.
Managing Partner, Eli Mason