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Several months ago, I noticed someone on Facebook extolling the virtues of Luxardo cherries, particularly for cocktails. Innnnteresting, I thought, as my home bartending skills have been burgeoning over the past year, and I do enjoy an Old Fashioned or Manhattan from time to time.

After a bit of research I found Luxardo cherries for $20 as a Williams Sonoma exclusive — they very rarely have free shipping so this means you’re paying another $15 essentially for shipping. Boo… $35 for cherries seems like a lot.

Still, I was ordering some other stuff from WS and I decided to get them — and boy are they better than regular maraschino cherries. No contest for things like Old Fashioneds and Manhattans, for sure. We’ve also found this vodka-based cocktail called a Cherry Drop that’s amazing. (Here’s an Epicurious article also singing the praises of Luxardo cherries.)

Still: $35 for cherries, yo. So I went hunting for a more affordable dupe to Luxardo cherries and somehow found these Peninsula Cocktail Cherries.

They’re $11 at Amazon (with free shipping) and, for my money, are essentially the same thing — they’re deep and dark and rich in the same way that Luxardo cherries are. I recommend!

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Workwear Sales of Note (as of 3-5-21)

  • Nordstrom – Winter sale, up to 70% off! Designer clearance continues also, up to 70% off. (Big sales on Natori bras!)
  • Anthropologie – Extra 25% off all sale items
  • Loft – Up to 70% off sale styles; up to 40% off fresh picks
  • Ann Taylor – 40% off full-price tops & sweaters; extra 50% off 1 sale item, extra 60% off 2 sale items, extra 70% off 3 sale items
  • Ann Taylor Factory – 60% off dresses; up to 60% off 100s more styles
  • Lands’ End – 30% off full-price styles
  • Banana Republic – Up to 60% off sale styles
  • Banana Republic Factory – Up to 70% off everything; 30% off when you spend $100; extra 50% off clearance
  • Talbots – 40% off 1 item; 25% off the rest of our purchase (ends 3/7)

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