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Sweet Cherry Mojito

Posted by bob on 30th May 2018

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. white rum 8 sweet cherries Small handful fresh mint leaves Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar Club soda Directions: In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar. Swirl with rum. Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it off with club soda. Mix by pouring the drink back into your mixing glass, then back into your drinking glass. ...

Cherry Republic Summer Sangria

Posted by bob on 30th May 2018

Nothing screams summer fun like a pitcher of sangria. To make it scream "summer in the Republic", be sure to use some cherry wine like our Abbondanza. Here's the recipe we use. Serves 3-5 Ingredients: 1 bottle of Cherry Republic Abbondanza Wine 1 orange 1 lime 1/2 lemon 1 C Fresh sweet cherries, slightly mashed 3T Grand Marnier 1-2 T granulated sugar, depending on your taste Ice Cubes 6oz Cherry Republic Cherry Ginger Ale  Directions: Pour the wine into ...

Savory Phyllo Shells with Balaton Wine

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Savory Phyllo Shells  Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Cherry Republic's Balaton wine 1 Cup dried Montmorency cherries 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp. minced garlic 16 oz, feta cheese, crumbled 2-10 oz. boxes frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & squeezed dry 5 Packages of mini phyllo shells Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a small bowl, soak cherries with wine for 30 minutes, remove cherries with strainer and set aside In a separate bowl, mix together egg, garlic, feta, sp ...

Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce sliders

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Cherry Republic's Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce pulled pork sliders Ingredients 4 lbs. pre-cooked pulled pork 16 oz. Cherry Republic's Root Beer 4 Cup Cherry BBQ sauce 5 - dozen mini pretzel buns or your favorite bun! Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a large bowl, mix together root beer and BBQ sauce In a large baking pan with sides, heat pulled pork with sauce mixed thoroughly, covered with tinfoil until hot Add pulled pork to a large crock pot to keep hot ...

Hostess's Favorite Appetizer

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Every hostess needs a go-to appetizer for those last-minute gatherings over the holidays. This one isn't only easy, it's delicious and sure to become a seasonal favorite!Hostess's Favorite AppetizerIngredients:Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softenedCherry Ambassador Nut Mix, 14 oz. bagCherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar Water Crackers, 1 boxDirections:Spread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover with Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper Jelly and top with crushed Cherry Republic Cherry Am ...

Cherry BBQ Wings

Posted by bob on 22nd Sep 2016

Introducing Cherry Republic’s Cherry BBQ Spice Rub - straight out of our kitchen, just in time for the tailgating season. As the weather starts to cool, stay warm at the grill eating our new spicy-hot and zesty-tart BBQ Rub. Our Chef has already created a delicious Cherry BBQ wing recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think.Ingredients: 1 pound fresh chicken wings 2 Tablespoons Cherry BBQ spice rubDirections: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss wings with ...

Ultimate Cherry Republic Breakfast Muffins

Posted by bob on 21st Sep 2016

Whenever we introduce a new product, our Chef creates something new with it. This new sweet sauce turned into a delicious baked treat: the Ultimate Cherry Republic Breakfast Muffin. These muffins are good for breakfast, as a sidekick to coffee, or for something special with guests. They are just plain good.... Wet Ingredients: 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt 1 tsp Vanilla 1 cup Caramel Flavored Cherry Applesauce Dry Ingredients: 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 1/2 cup All Purpos ...

Pork Medallions with Cherry Mimosa Conserve

Posted by andrewm on 1st Apr 2016

When we launched the new Cherry Mimosa Conserve I wan't sure what to do with it other than the obvious and create something fun, quick and easy. Cherry Republic's Cherry Mimosa Conserve thickens when you refrigerate it, but because of the juice content it gets more liquid when you work with it as a sauce; so it takes more time to get the water to evaporate and sauce to thicken. I discovered by cooking the conserve into a sauce, it tones down the sweetness and compliments pork and chicken ...

2016 Tailgating/Bowl Game Recipes

Posted by andrewm on 12th Feb 2016

We had a contest for $20 Cherry Republic Gift Cards to see if we could get your best tailgating or super bowl party recipe. We had a total for four people submit recipes and the rest of you must be pretty secretive over your special recipes. Congratulations to Teri, Shelly, and Ted who's dishes were selected to win the $20 gift card, thanks for sharing your secret recipes. Boneless Wings Dipping Sauce or Salad Dressing – Teri S. Ingredients: Cherry Republic Cherry Artisan Mustard – 3 ...

Holiday Tiny Houses - Ginger Bread House

Posted by Sara B on 2nd Dec 2015

Gingerbread is an awesome holiday tradition for young and old. Honestly, what brings out your inner child more than playing with your food!? You can get in the spirit of the holidays with the recipes below and I highly recommend Christa Currie's "Gingerbread Houses: A Complete Guide to Baking, Building & Decorating." While there are lots of resources out there, Currie's book is simple, small, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Gingerbread 1 cup molasses 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar ...

Cherry Broccoli Salad

Posted by andrewm on 20th Nov 2015

This salad is always a favorite in my house new because my kids and I are not big fans of the traditional version that calls for raisins. By adding Cherry Republic dried cherries it adds a unique sweetness complimentary to the sour of the vinegar dressing. Ingredients Bacon – 1 pound Chopped Broccoli – 6 cups Red Onion – 1 small finely chopped Dried Cherries – 1 cup Mayonnaise – 1 cup White Sugar – ½ cup White Vinegar – 2 tablespoons Walnuts – 4 ounces chopped   Direct ...

Fall Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by andrewm on 6th Oct 2015

Erin our own Cherry Republic Graphic Designer shares her top secret family recipe so the Republic can enjoy these delicious round treasures this fall. The Marketing Department fully expects these for the office soon...hint, hint. Preheat oven to 350° 1 C Granulated sugar 2/3 C Brown sugar 2/3 C Vegetable oil 1 C Pumpkin fresh pureed or canned 1 tsp vanilla 3 c AP flour 1 1/2 c old fashioned oats 1 tsp baking soda 1 Tbp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 8oz bag of either cherry nut mix or ...

Green Cherry Salsa Queso Dip

Posted by andrewm on 6th Oct 2015

With football season upon us Chef Tony has busted out his secret Green Cherry Salsa Queso Dip that he serves his guests at his sports gatherings. The shouting is not at the TV but how amazing this dip is...try it out. Ingredient Amount Butter ¼ lb. A.P. Flour ¾ C. Whole Milk 48 fl. oz. Red Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded 1 lb. Cream Cheese, softened to room temp. 8 oz. Kosher Salt 1 T Cherry Republic Green Cherry Salsa 1-13 oz. jar Cilantro, roughly chopped ¼ C. Instructions St ...

Seared Cherryaki Salmon with Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro Green Rice

Posted by Sara B on 3rd Sep 2015

Chef Tony Finnestad was quick to invent a new recipe using our new Cherryaki Sauce on salmon. When you read through the directions, it looks more involved than it really is. It's the perfect dish for the evening you have guests over for dinner. Seared Cherryaki Salmon with Pineapple Pico de Gallo Yield: 2 servings Ingredient                                                              Amount Vegetable Oil                                                         1 Tablespoon Sal ...

Bacon & Blue Cherry Fig Jam Pizza

Posted by bob on 13th Mar 2015

The Bacon & Blue Cherry Fig Jam Pizza. You lived a short but tasteful life. RIP. After spending months developing and fine-tuning Cherry Republic's Savory Cherry Fig Jam,  Corporate Chef Tony Finnestad forged this tempting pizza that highlights the savory flavors of the jam, including fig, caramelized onions and roasted garlic. The savoriness is evened out by the tartness from northern Michigan Montmorency cherries, saltiness of the bacon and creamy earthiness of the Fontina cheese. This ...