With a song

22 12 2010

One of the things that really makes a drink is the garnish.  Luxardo Marasca style cherries are a wondrous departure from the Americanized Maraschino in Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Aviations, and more.  They actually taste good! And aren’t made with formaldehyde (note: the whole formaldehyde thing is a myth, but damn if those florescent things don’t taste like a dead thing soaked in sugar).

I was on a mission to procure a jar of said delicious cherries for a friend and lo, my favorite fancy liquor store was out of the little 13 oz jars that’ll set you back $16 bucks a pop. Crap! What to do? Well…being a regular customer has some perks (dear readers – I wonder if it’s wise to admit I am a “regular” at a liquor store, but there you have it. And it’s not like it’s news to any of you.) There has been, almost as a joke, a giant, humongous, 5.6 Kg can of Luxardo cherries at the store for, I don’t know, a year now? Anywho – one of the folks that works there on a regular basis said, never you mind this outrageous price of x, you can have this glorious can for less than half, NO, less than a third of it’s shelf price.

And behold:

A can of cherries the size of my head. Bigger even!

Anyone want some cherries?

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7 responses

22 12 2010
Emily Esch

Holy toledo. I can’t wait! I will have yummy bourbon that you can put them in.

23 12 2010
ALH

Hee hee. You head is smaller than cherries.

23 12 2010
Laura Pierce

glad you don’t have a dent in your head… similar to the dent in the can! I have some small jars… if you need’em.

23 12 2010
erlthegirl

I’ll take you up on that, Mom. Everyone gets cherries for Christmas! 🙂

28 12 2010
aneesa

neat!

12 01 2011
Val

i physically can’t handle how cute this picture is. it hurts damn you.

10 03 2011
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